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[ MUSIC-IN ] – Death of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, pioneer of Jamaican music

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Jamaican singer and producer Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry died on Sunday, August 29, 2021 at Noel Holmes Hospital in western Jamaica. He was fighting the disease, Perry was 85. 

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry died on Sunday 29 August in Jamaica. The world of music is in mourning with the death of this great international artist. Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry is known for his innovative studio techniques and production style. 

Lee “Scratch” Perry, whose real name was Rainford Hugh Perry, was born on 20 March 1936 in the parish of Hanover.  Perry was a precursor of dub in the 1970s with the adoption of remixing and studio effects to create new versions of existing reggae titles worked with reggae legend Bob Marley and other important Jamaican musicians, but also artists from other backgrounds like Paul McCartney, The Clash and the Beastie Boys.In 2003 he received the Grammy for best reggae album for “Jamaican E.T.”


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