Lee “Scratch” Perry Like you never heard before Live Chat
26 February 2017 Blogroll
Lee Perry, aloso known as “Scratch,” was born in a rural section of Jamaica in 1936. Intent on making it in music, Perry moved to Kingston in the late 1950s where he began working for a series of studios. In 1968 he broke out on his own, established a new label and issued a string of hits, including People Funny Boy and Return Of Django.Perry was born March 20, 1936, in Kendal, Jamaica. In the late 1950s, Perry set out to pursue his dream, moving to Kingston, where a new musical genre, reggae, had grabbed hold of the city and the growing recording industry.Perry eventually hooked on with Clement “Coxsone” Dodd, founder of Studio One, an influential recording studio, where a young Bob Marley would soon be crafting his sound. But Perry’s relationship with Dodd proved turbulent, and after falling out with his boos, he started work at Whirl Records and its head man, Joe Gibbs.Following the death of Bob Marley in 1981, Perry left Jamaica and moved to England. Over the next several years, he remained largely a quiet figure, fueling speculation that he was coping with drug problems and had suffered a nervous breakdown. He eventually relocated to Switzerland (where he continues to reside), and eventually began to make music again. In 2006, he enjoyed a successful return to the road, touring parts of the world as a solo artist.