Lee "Scratch" Perry

Lee "Scratch" Perry OD (born Rainford Hugh Perry; 20 March 1936[1] – 29 August 2021[2][3]) was a Jamaican record producer and singer 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.[4] He worked with and produced for a wide variety of artists, including Bob Marley and the Wailers, Junior Murvin, The Congos, Max Romeo, Adrian Sherwood, Beastie Boys, Ari Up, The Clash, The Orb, and many others.

Lee "Scratch" Perry
Perry performing in Munich, 2016
Background information
Birth nameRainford Hugh Perry
Also known as"Pipecock Jackson"[lower-alpha 1]
"The Upsetter"
Born(1936-03-20)20 March 1936[1]
Kendal, Jamaica
Died29 August 2021(2021-08-29) (aged 85)[lower-alpha 2]
Lucea, Jamaica
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Record producer
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active1958–2021
Labels
Associated acts