Veteran entertainer Clarence Thompson passes away

Barbados has lost a veteran entertainer.

Clarence Thompson has passed away.

Thompson, the man with a silky voice, is best known for popular songs, including Eternal Love, Express Yourself and Lucy’s Door.

He was a member of the Opels and the band –  Organization.


62 Responses to Veteran entertainer Clarence Thompson passes away

  1. Simone Alleyne
    Simone Alleyne December 4, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    …..and 2016 strikes again. RIP.

  2. Larry Thompson
    Larry Thompson December 4, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    My condolences

  3. Larry Thompson
    Larry Thompson December 4, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    We were very close

  4. Slaughter House
    Slaughter House December 4, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Judith Linton

  5. Judith Linton
    Judith Linton December 4, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    My condolences Sean Hammer

    • Slaughter House
      Slaughter House December 4, 2016 at 8:54 pm

      Told you they come in 3’s

    • Judith Linton
      Judith Linton December 4, 2016 at 8:56 pm

      Yes you did

    • Mazie Taylor
      Mazie Taylor December 4, 2016 at 10:02 pm
    • Rosemary Wall
      Rosemary Wall December 5, 2016 at 3:07 am

      I said the same thing when I read of his passing!! 🙁 Is this the *big-3* (always heard that growing up– the circle) May he RIP – one terrific. Voice. Sympathies to his musically strong family.

  6. Francis McClean
    Francis McClean December 4, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    So sorry to hear this. RIP

  7. Oriel McClean
    Oriel McClean December 4, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Rip .A great loss .

  8. Philip Clement
    Philip Clement December 4, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    loved his music .

  9. Yvonne Brad
    Yvonne Brad December 4, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    Another Icon gone RIP.

  10. Cheryl Onita
    Cheryl Onita December 4, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Condolence to his Family and friends

  11. Ruth Shirma Hewitt-Best
    Ruth Shirma Hewitt-Best December 4, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    Condolences to his family. Rest In Peace and Rise In Glory.

  12. Catt Thomp
    Catt Thomp December 4, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    Rip cuz

  13. Sugar V Outerbim
    Sugar V Outerbim December 4, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    Sincere condolences to the family of the late Clarence Thompson coming from the Browne family of NY.SIP

  14. Ryan Bayne
    Ryan Bayne December 4, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    This is such a tragedy to the Bajan music industry. May Clarence Thompson rest in paradise.

  15. Pat December 4, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    May he rest in peace

  16. Wendy Sthill
    Wendy Sthill December 4, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    May he RIP

  17. Wendy Wickham
    Wendy Wickham December 4, 2016 at 10:14 pm


  18. Cheryl Best
    Cheryl Best December 4, 2016 at 10:17 pm


  19. Peggy Stoute Morin
    Peggy Stoute Morin December 4, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    Is he the one who sang Red Red Wine? If so, I remember what a fantastic voice he had. Rest in peace. Condolences to his family and friends.

    • Cecilia Carew
      Cecilia Carew December 4, 2016 at 11:22 pm

      No that was Rudy Boyce….

    • Peggy Stoute Morin
      Peggy Stoute Morin December 4, 2016 at 11:24 pm

      Cecilia Carew Thank you! So what did Clarence sing?

    • Cecilia Carew
      Cecilia Carew December 4, 2016 at 11:26 pm

      “Lucy’s Door”,was one of his best for me ..

    • Peggy Stoute Morin
      Peggy Stoute Morin December 4, 2016 at 11:36 pm

      Well I went to YouTube and listened. I guess I don’t know him. Thanks for the clarification though.

    • Felicia Corbin
      Felicia Corbin December 5, 2016 at 7:15 pm

      No that was Rudy Boyce he sang Lucy door

  20. Colleen Morris
    Colleen Morris December 4, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    Rip clarence

  21. Isline Small
    Isline Small December 4, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    R.i.p Clarenc

  22. Pamela Sealy December 4, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    He was a great entertainer and will be sadly missed. …R.I.P.

  23. Peter weichman December 4, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    Rip Clarence.such a good voice. The


  24. Tee Gee
    Tee Gee December 5, 2016 at 1:07 am


  25. Ian Bess
    Ian Bess December 5, 2016 at 3:52 am

    R I P

  26. Hal Austin December 5, 2016 at 4:08 am

    Condolences to his family and friends. Clarence had a voice of gold. Even before he replaced Tony ‘Fatchild’ in the Opels – a group at its best was as good as any American group – Clarence would just sing whatever he was doing.
    He lived in the Pine, and going in and out of his home he would just serenade all those hanging out on the streets.
    Clarence’s generation came along after the great Michael Wilkinson and Norma Stoute, brother and sister of the better known Richard, along with the Draytons, Jackie Opel, the Blue Rhythm Combo and Jiggs Kirton, a nation bursting with talent.
    Another genuine talent has gone.

  27. Velma Lovell
    Velma Lovell December 5, 2016 at 5:51 am

    R. I.P Mr Thompson

  28. Donna Dee December 5, 2016 at 5:56 am


  29. George Leroy Downes December 5, 2016 at 6:17 am

    all i can say is, Barbados has lost a Gem,a true legend, a special man, a man with a special voice and a great sense of humour, he enjoyed a good laugh and good food. i remember those days when you had to be a TONY, FLOOK, or CLARENCE fan, i embraced all 3, Barbados was blessed to have produced such a fantastic entertainer. when i lived in st george, every time Clarence came through newbury he would stop and have a a spell with us, he will be sadly missed. All i can say is, may he rest in peace and in the dwelling of the Almighty God, and may he never be forgotten. love, respect and condolences to all his family.

  30. Tracy Williams
    Tracy Williams December 5, 2016 at 6:21 am

    Condolences to his family rip

  31. dark sugar December 5, 2016 at 8:07 am

    never met my uncle but i heard he was a fantastic guy may he rest in peace

  32. kathy-Ann Clarke December 5, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Lovely voice he had, really loved listening to him.
    May he rest in peace, and condolences to the family.

  33. Floline Cadogan Burrowes
    Floline Cadogan Burrowes December 5, 2016 at 8:25 am

    Rest in Peace

  34. Jan Lyn December 5, 2016 at 8:46 am

    May he Rest In Peace.

  35. Kurt Fields December 5, 2016 at 10:15 am

    my deepest condolences to his family and friends from my heart of Hearts

  36. John Digger Bryant
    John Digger Bryant December 5, 2016 at 10:16 am

    i read he was sick for a long time,but when u get old,unless u have money to leave for family,they don’t offer no help or support when it’s needed.

  37. Pamela Shepherd December 5, 2016 at 10:20 am

    One of my favourite golden voices of the past..May he rest in peace

  38. F.A.Rudder December 5, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Remembering the first time I was entertained by you at the old Metropolitan Hotel and Club. You were young and I was even younger that summer vacation at home in BARBADOS. That would have been 1968 or 69 at the popular Sunday School Evenings. RIP Clarence. Condolences to your family.

  39. Alex Alleyne December 5, 2016 at 12:34 pm


  40. Trevor December 5, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Clarence was a fantastic singer, who was treated poorly by the Hotels and the Barbados music industry.

  41. Michelle Watts
    Michelle Watts December 5, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    May he Rip

  42. David Norville December 5, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    RIP condolences to the family. Just loved his music, followed him from the late sixties.

  43. Vincent Deane Jnr December 5, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    R I P Clarence, always the perfect gentleman ,and a fantastic voice .Heaven has a great group now. Angel,Midge,Bandit will now welcome Clarence,condolences to a great and talented Barbados Family of Music

  44. Pbdos Ciana Price
    Pbdos Ciana Price December 5, 2016 at 8:12 pm


  45. William Skinner December 5, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    Clarence was probably the finest voice of his generation
    She was a no – nonsense entertainer, who worked
    hard at his craft and always aimed for perfection,
    He also was instrumental in making his younger
    brother Michael, a very good singer. Many of us
    Witnessed Clarence coaching the young Michael.
    His voice is silenced but will never be forgotten.
    He was greatly admired and no doubt in his own
    way inspired many from the Pine, Brittons Hill,
    Clap ham and all the surrounding areas.
    We can only hope that the powers that be, find
    a way to archive his work for posterity.
    Sincere condolences to his family.

  46. William Skinner December 5, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    Apologies: “He”

  47. Adrian December 5, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    I remember the first time i hear him sing, he sang the national anthem to open a show at the national stadium i could remember saying what a voice, what talent were does this guy live in Barbados .my condolences to his family and may he rest in peace .

  48. Tony Greenidge December 5, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    He died in poverty and neglect. A sad ending for one who gave much to Barbados culture.

  49. Sam December 9, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    What a voice…R.I.P

  50. Jacqueline Graham December 9, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    I couldn’t agree with Richard Stoute more. I think that Clarence Thompson was the best singer to come out of Barbados during the 70’s….and ceartainly one of the best in the world. For the past month I have been playing his music more, and have been saying to myself that I hope one day that Clarence would resurface to be an inspiration to the young upcoming singers in Barbados. Today, when I was catching up on the BarbadosToday news and saw the words “Tribute to Clarence Thompson”….I was shocked and tears came to be eyes as I read the different news clips…I am very saddened by his passing.


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