Singer Louisa Marks Dies

October 18, 2009 by  

News has come through this morning that another of the great Lovers Rock singers Louisa Marks died on Saturday 19th 2009. Unconfirmed reports state that she died as a result of a stomach ulcer.

The reggae world is once again rocked by the news that we’ve lost another talented artist. Ms Louisa Marks is one of the Queens of lovers rock music. Her hits include ‘Caught you in a lie’, ‘Keep it like it is’ and so many more.

Radio stations up and down the country have being paying tributes as people try to come to terms with losing another great.

As more information comes in we will update this post.


32 Responses to “Singer Louisa Marks Dies”

  1. dj boxer (luton bedfordshire) on October 18th, 2009 8:30 pm

    cant understand the artist r just droping like flies well she will sadely be miss but we will still be play al these artist tracks god bless u lousia you still live on. RIP

  2. hazel on October 18th, 2009 9:43 pm

    I am so sad to hear that Ms Louisa Marks, one of the Black Queen of Lovers Rock has gone to sleep.

    I am so proud to have worked with her and the late Mr Alton Ellis on behalf of my son Omar who has a life threatening illness.

    They both will be missed by everyone who knows them. May their souls R.I.P

    Lost of love to all their love ones who are left behind, keep strong.

    from, Hazel, Omar and Jade,xxxx.

  3. carol on October 19th, 2009 6:12 am

    louisa u will be missed your laughter smiles R I P LOUISA

  4. Ossie Gad.aka The Naturalites on October 19th, 2009 9:44 am

    Hey Marks Baby!!…You remain a classic singer that inspired many and reached out to the world… Love you sister .. form the ites!

  5. Deneez on October 19th, 2009 9:59 am

    I am completely saddened on the passing of yet another Lovers Rock Sista – Ms Louisa Marks. Her music will live on forever – she made a major contribution to the Lovers Rock Industry and a role model for all the sisters that were breaking out into lovers rock.

    May She Rest in Eternal Peace

    DJ Deneez

  6. Tee on October 19th, 2009 10:49 am

    Another Lovers Rock Queen taken from us far too early.

    RIP Louisa – your music will live on!

  7. Uniteegolf on October 19th, 2009 11:38 am

    Without doubt as an artist Louisa was a major influence in pioneering the lovers rock genre with Caught you in a Lie. She is to be held in the same esteem as Daddy U-Roy the originator of toasting. How many countless other artists and records were inspired by her?

    Also 6 six street is such a classic sing-a-long anthem it deserves alongside two others, Silly Games and Paradise to be considered as the greatest lovers rock records ever.

    Louisa thank you – I think the first ‘rub’ a had with a girl was to 6 six street so that track in particular is etched in my memory forever! I remember going to partyiesclubs just waiting for 3 am by when you knew the selector was going to drop 6 six street.

    It is always a shock to hear news of someone passing, but with Louisa there is a great and enduring legacy we are left with to cherish.

    My condolences to those left behind.

  8. Patricia Powell on October 19th, 2009 12:13 pm

    I was totally shocked and saddened to hear of my idol Louisa marks death. I still cannot belive it. whats happening with life these days, the good die young.
    Louisa RIP. You and your music will live in our hearts forever.

    Condolences to the family also of this great Queen.

    P Powell

  9. joanne on October 19th, 2009 4:31 pm

    I too was saddened to hear of Louisa’s passing, RIP, God Bless You & Your Family xxx

  10. Dean on October 20th, 2009 4:10 pm

    What a shock to my system, yet again another GREAT singer has passed away,
    she has let memorise within me as I can relate to her songs with that distinguish voice. The days when at a party her songs were played and yes you had to PULL UP and come again, also very good on stage.
    God Bless RIP

  11. ian on October 20th, 2009 8:19 pm

    I’m praying this is not the case. She was a pioneer in the evolution of reggae music. It is because of my mother why i come to hear the talents of Louisa Marks so Every time i hear louisa marks i think of my mother. RIP a true legend.

  12. A. Campbell on October 20th, 2009 8:23 pm

    One of the all time great female lovers rock vocalist. Grew up with her music and I am deeply saddened by her passing.

    Condolences to family and friends of the Markswoman

    Fly with the angels

    A. Campbell

  13. Rex Edwards on October 22nd, 2009 1:52 am

    Hi coz i will miss you

  14. Blaka T Studio on October 22nd, 2009 11:56 am

    I first rub down the wall paper dancing with some strong black women to your lovers rock songs at Hyson Green Blues parties in Nottingham, when I should have been at school. Now that I have reach the age of 42 this month, I look back and give almighty praises to have been around to hear all your songs…..They make babies…Jah knows how I feel about you. R.I.P MY SISTA

  15. verelett on October 24th, 2009 6:14 pm

    This is certainly the end of an era jean adebambo was a great loss to me but louisa was someone who i had made acquaintances with through the ruff cutt band in london and close friend of my neice r.i.p louisa you will be well and truly missed.


  16. Bajjie on October 24th, 2009 9:06 pm

    Thanlk you for leaving me with such good memories of all of your tunes forever.

    God Bless and sleep tight………

  17. SANDRA DIXON, LONDON on October 24th, 2009 9:44 pm



  18. cecil on October 25th, 2009 6:12 pm

    I just can’t believe , TOTAL shock louisa was my girl. Shock, shock ,shock.


  19. Fisher#Quantro. on October 26th, 2009 4:50 pm

    I remember growing up in the 70s & my big sisters used to play them lovers rock tunes sixth st was probably the first record I heard , and loved it. Those were the days . R.I.P. Louisa.

  20. pcrooks on October 27th, 2009 4:52 pm

    To hear of the sudden news of the most excellent artist of all time of lovers rock music Louisa marks, back in the day i used too be a soulhead in those days, until i was introduced by friends of lovers rock music, by going to parties, and night clubing. The messages that sent by her is appricated and loved . May you live forever too the next generation. Rest in peace and god bless sister Louse Marks.

  21. Icy on November 11th, 2009 11:51 am

    I am truly sadden to hear that louisa had passed, still can’t take it in. Why why why?

    She is missed and will always be missed. R.I.P our Queen.

  22. april on November 12th, 2009 1:55 am

    I just dont know whats happening, it seems that our age group generation is not living to see 50! it is a real concern. louise as far as i am concern had her whole life ahead and was cut short why no one knows but where she is now i am sure she is in a better place and is looking down on us asking us not to cry or worry no more because she is with her maker. god be with you always louise. blessing April.

  23. dj boxer (luton bedfordshire) on November 21st, 2009 2:08 pm

    still in desmay r.i.p ms marks

  24. eddie on November 21st, 2009 4:07 pm

    SO SO SAD. R.I.P.

  25. eddie on November 21st, 2009 4:08 pm


  26. Mikyesha on November 28th, 2009 9:05 am

    May your soul R.I.P and i hope your soul goes to heaven xxxxxxxxx =)

  27. karina on December 9th, 2009 11:16 pm

    quisiera que alguien me ayude ,necesito las letrasde las canciones de louisa marks, aqui en argentina no encuentro cd de ella .desde ya muchas gracias.

  28. Dilly on February 27th, 2010 3:09 am

    Boy@ six street cause me to buss my lip. I ran out of school to the record shop in tottenham many yearsago and tried to run back in before getting caught but running made me trip over and almost tear off my bottom lip but louisa and clem survived the fall. RIP Louisa nuff love.

  29. Carole on March 8th, 2010 9:35 am

    I was so sad to hear about Louisa, she was truly a great. I had the opportunity to see her at Hammersmith Apollo in 2001 or 2002 and she mashed up the place with her range of notes and vibrancy. She then took the time to sign her album and speak to people.

    I always remember coming up with Louisa marks, another group called 15 16 and 17, Brown Sugar and so many more.

    Louisa you are and always will be the Queen of Lovers Rock and for you…forever and always we will continue to..KEEP IT LIKE IT IS!!!!

    May the Most High bless you, wherever you are!!!

  30. Yvonne on June 10th, 2010 3:58 pm

    Beautiful voice, from a beautiful lady, from a time when people would dress to go out, respect each other and appreciate lovely music…i have fond memories of my dad playing Louisa on a Sunday, and singing along with my sister!!

    Amazing homegrown talent, i’m proud of her achievements. R.I.P. lovely lady Louisa your legacy goes on and your art is immortalised.

  31. maxine on January 17th, 2011 9:25 pm

    Recently heard the sad news…….shock!!! We are here today but gone tomorrow. Rest in peace Louisa, I grew up on your music, it was whilst commenting on your song (December 2010) that i was told the unbelieable sad news. You will always be remembered for your music, sleep in peace. xx

  32. eva miserable gaskin on March 27th, 2012 6:32 am

    Louisa you a show off and a shit BUT you no business dying we never got on but that didn’t mean you reign SUPREME nobody could touch you and you knew it and made sure everybody else knew…what possess you to moveto Africa Father god only knows if it was for love rarrtid!!!!! that5 must have been some love WAS IT worth the price????????

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