The Mighty Striker is Dead

Percy 'Striker' Oblington
Percy ‘Striker’ Oblington

Truely an elder in the Calypso artform, Percival Oblington ‘The Mighty Striker’, died on Saturday 5th, 2011, after being ill for some time. Born in 1930, Striker would be remembered for his long service together with capturing the Calypso King Competition in 1958 and 1959.

Percy 'Striker' Oblington
Percy ‘Striker’ Oblington

‘Mighty Striker’ dies at 81
By Joan Rampersad and Seeta Persad
PERCY OBLINGTON, known in the Calypso arena as “The Mighty Striker”, died on Saturday at the age of 81, after reportedly suffering with prostate cancer. He was at the time singing with the Kaiso Karavan tent.

Calypso icon Striker dies
By Wayne Bowman
The Mighty Striker, one of the longest surviving calypsonians, died on Saturday after being ill for some time. An active, longstanding member of the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organisation (TUCO) East Zone, Striker won the Calypso King Competition, now the National Calypso Monarch competition, back to back in 1958 and 1959.

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Percival Oblington 'The Mighty Striker' Send-Off
Percival Oblington ‘The Mighty Striker’ Send-Off in pictures

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11 Responses to “The Mighty Striker is Dead”


  • A legend in the art form. He entertained us splendedly. My condolences to his family.

    • To our friends, neighbours ,fans and all. Thank you so much for your love and support at the time of Uncle Percy’s death. But I know in my heart that his music will live on. Also A Special Thank you to Tuco who played an important role in his passing. God Bless you all.

      Love
      Mrs. Lizette K. Waldrop (Great Niece)
      AKA Lizy

  • R.I.P. The Mighty Striker. You were like family to us in Reid Lane, Dabadie.
    We will miss you dearly.
    My condolences goes out to all his families.

    God Bless.

  • My condolences go out to the family of Striker. My memory of him is his popular calypso “Anabella stocking.” May the ancestors welcome you on your next journey.

  • althea antoine-alder

    WHAT A GREAT LEGEND THE CALYPSO WORLD HAS LOST.MY CONDOLENCES TO
    THE OBLINGTON FAMILY. MAY HE REST IN PEACE.

  • Condolences to all of his family.
    Not many of the old guard left, we should do more to appreciate the ones that are left and the ones who have gone. Sparrows song says it best ” memories”.

  • Last rites for Mighty Striker today
    The funeral service for Striker will be held at 3.30 pm at Belgrove’s, Orange Grove Road, Tacarigua. He will be cremated at 5 pm.

  • Grace Oblington-Kincannon

    R.I.P. Uncle Percy. You are now with your parents and brothers, Gerald, Edgar and Freddy.

  • rip uncle percy i met u once u have now join my dad edgar and the others oblingtons that before u love from the family

  • We will truly miss You Uncle Percy, Let your Music Live on . Love Lizzy

  • Alyssa T,Sherron & Sonja Salvary

    We will miss you Uncle Striker.
    You tought us how to play Steelpan and sing calypso during our August Vacation at VBS
    You were our neighbour and would miss you on mornings.
    We know you are teaching calypso and pan in heaven to Jesus so enjoy and say hello for us.

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