Well known Trinidad and Tobago music producer and artiste manager, Johnny Gonzalves has passed away. Certainly an integral member of the media and creative fraternity in the Caribbean, Gonzalves is remembered for his role as founding member and musical director of the band Second Imij. He is also credited for the production of popular hits, “Jump on d Count of 4” and “Golo.”
In remembering Gonzalves this morning, following news of his passing, radio and television personality, Hans DesVignes said:
“During my time hosting Digicel Rising Stars we would always make jokes on each other’s names. Enjoyed the experience it was then and even after the show you would always wish me the best. I say thank you and may you rest n peace. Condolences to your family and close friends.”
Gonzalves’ biography speaks of his involvement in the Digicel Rising Stars competition in Trinidad and Tobago. He was a celebrity judge alongside Glenda Collens and Michael Salickram on the popular show. The prolific music producer is also credited with collaborative production work with Richard Char Su Ahong, on songs like, “Rock Yuh Body” sung by Denise Belfon and Ghetto Flex, “Voom Voom” by Ghetto Flex, “Hands on Deck” by Tony Prescott and Atlantik, H2O Phlo’s “Harmony” and “The All Star Show” which was collaboratively sung by Ghetto Flex, Ataklan, KMC and Bunji Garlin.
Gonzalves is said to have died in Miami this morning, after bravely battling pancreatic Cancer.