Bogle born Gerald Levy, and also known as Bogle Dancer, Mr. Bogle, Father Bogle, and Mr. Wacky, was a Jamaican DanceHall star. His stage name was a reference to Jamaican National Hero Paul Bogle.
Bogle was a dancehall Master and created many dance moves which became extremely popular, such as Wacky Dip, Urkle Dance, Sesame Street, Pelper, LOY, Jerry Springer, Zip It Up, Hotti Hotti Bogle, World Dance, Pop Yuh Collar, Row di Boat, Out and Bad, Sweeper, Stuckie, and of course Bogle Dance created in the 1990’s.
Bogle was gunned down on January 20, 2005, with four others in his car at a shopping-district gas station, when two men on a motorcycle rode by, shooting into the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at Kingston Hospital. John Hype, another famous dancehall star and rival of Bogle’s, was a prime suspect in his murder.
Bogle by far was one of the most creative, inspiring, influential, and innovative dancers of his time. He brought a different approach to the art of dance. Bogle and many other dance legends gave numerous odes to their African Ancestor’s as their blueprint for their style of dance. Bogles energy and style made it’s way to the states to kids like me, who used dancing as a form of expression and freedom.
He was an inspiration to me and I believe MANY other people who got to witness his talent and finesse.