Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, visionary master of reggae, dies aged 85

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, visionary master of reggae, dies aged 85

Producer and performer who worked with Bob Marley and pioneered both dub and roots reggae styles dies in hospital in Jamaica

Lee “Scratch” Perry, whose pioneering work with roots reggae and dub opened up profound new depths in Jamaican music, has died aged 85.

Jamaican media reported the news that he died in hospital in Lucea, northern Jamaica. No cause of death has yet been given. Andrew Holness, the country’s prime minister, sent “deep condolences” to Perry’s family.

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@peepso_user_30(Hilton jnr GOODING)
WHAT A LEGEND R.I.PARADISE
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