Reggae Legend Lee “Scratch” Perry died on Sunday at a hospital in Lucea, Jamaica.
The producer, songwriter and performer worked with music greats – Bob Marley and the Wailers, the Congos, Adrian Sherwood, the Beastie Boys, and many others.
Jamaica’s prime minister, Andrew Holness said in a tweet;
“My deep condolences to the family, friends, and fans of legendary record producer and singer, Rainford Hugh Perry OD, affectionately known as ‘Lee Scratch’ Perry,”
“Perry was a pioneer in the 1970s’ development of dub music with his early adoption of studio effects to create new instrumentals of existing reggae tracks. He has worked with and produced for various artistes, including Bob Marley and the Wailers, the Congos, Adrian Sherwood, the Beastie Boys, and many others. Undoubtedly, Lee Scratch Perry will always be remembered for his sterling contribution to the music fraternity. May his soul Rest In Peace.”