Gladstone SLEDGE Robinson (Sledge/Glady) came to England from Jamaica in 1958 and lived in Notting Hill. Gladstone was a well known and much loved and respected man in the community.
He passed away in his home from smoke inhalation, due to a house fire. A tragic, sudden death on the 09/12/08.
SLEDGE is remembered for being one of the most photographed Rasta’s due to his striking stature, his musical talents, his position as a leader in the black community (60’s-70’s+), his teaching as a Rastaman, his generosity and kindness to strangers, and as a brilliant family man.
Sledge was a percussionist and bongo player for many reggae artist in the early 70’s and 80’s. He collaborated with many Island record artists such as Aswad & Bob Marley.