Jamaican music legend LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY died on Sunday 29th August, aged 85. He passed away in hospital in Lucea, north-west Jamaica.
Perry started his music career in the 1950s as an assistant at a reggae music label, before moving up to become a recording artist with the same label. Over the next seven decades Perry went on to work with a number of fellow music legends, including Bob Marley and the Beastie Boys. Perhaps he’ll be best remembered for his pioneering experiments in dub, which revolutionised not only reggae, but also hip hop, dance and other genres.
Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness called him “unforgettable” and praised his “sterling contribution” to music.