News coming out of Jamaica is that pioneering producer and singer Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry has died in a hospital there.
Perry who 85 at the time of death, reportedly died in a hospital in Lucea, Hanover. The cause of death was not given.
Perry, OD, was noted for his innovative studio techniques and production style. Perry was a pioneer in the 1970s development of dub music with his early adoption of remixing and studio effects to create new instrumental or vocal versions of existing reggae tracks.
Among his credited recording are Dreadlocks in the Moonlight, Rude Boy, City Too Hot, and Curly Locks.
One final wave from the creative genius LEE SCRATCH PERRY🔥— Sound Chat Radio (@IrishandChin) August 29, 2021
He died this morning in Jamaica at the age of 85 years old. Eccentric to the end, he most definitely did music & life his way. RIP #LeeScratchPerry #ENEWSCHAT pic.twitter.com/mSlCmU5SGq