This day in Jamaican History Lee “Scratch” Perry (Rainford Hugh Perry) was born March 20, 1936 in Hanover, Jamaica. He has been influential in the development and acceptance of reggae and dub music worldwide. Perry began his musical apprenticeship on the Kingston music scene of the 1950’s as part of Duke Reid’s Trojan sound system. From there he became involved with celebrated producer Coxsone Dodd and his Downbeat sound system.
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