R.I.P. Lee "Scratch" Perry (1936-2021)

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R.I.P. Lee "Scratch" Perry, 85, reggae pioneer who worked as a musician, writer and producer. His house band was known as The Upsetters, after Perry's song "I Am The Upsetter". His songs include "Run for Cover" and "Police and Thieves" (first recorded by Junior Murvin and later covered by The Clash). He produced for Murvin, the Clash, Bob Marley and the Wailers, the Congos, and the Beastie Boys, among others.


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