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.


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


11 thoughts on “The Mighty Striker is Dead”

    1. 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.

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.


  4. 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”.

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

  6. 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

  7. 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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