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R.I.P. Lee "Scratch" Perry


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https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/aug/29/lee-scratch-perry-visionary-master-of-reggae-dies-aged-85

 

One of the true legends of reggae has passed away. Black Ark was responsible for some of the greatest music ever made.

I was lucky enough to see him live (with the Upsetters) in Leicester a few years ago and even well into his seventies the gig was sheer madness:

Lee Scratch Perry | O2 Academy Leicester

 

R.I.P.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I’m truly shocked, I didn’t even know he was ill -  a legend among legends, and a massive influence, leaving behind a truly incredible musical legacy.

Going way back, this is possibly the first Upsetters tune I heard, definitely the first one I bought. Proper skinhead reggae:

Not forgetting my adopted theme tune:

 

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