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Reggae Singer and Producer Lee Scratch Perry "The Upsetter"

Lee Scratch Perry otherwise known as the upsetter was born on March 20, 1936, in Kendal Manchester Jamaica birth name Rainford Hugh Perry .

Perry's Musical Career began in the 1950's as a record distributor for Clement Coxsone Dodds who at that time owned and operated "Studio one recording Studio" and was also responsible for a number of hits from Robert Nesta Marley and other top Artiste in the 1950's to early 1960's.

Lee broke off from Dodd's because of unresolved issues and ended up starting is owns label called upsetter in 1968.

His first single released under his label is "People Funny Boy" which did very well and was said to be directed at Dodd's.

Perry's love for reggae music led to his creation of DUBS in the 1970's, at his studio which was called The Black Ark You could find Bob Marley and the Wailers, The Heptones,Junior Blyes and Max Romeo just to name a few hanging out at Perry's Studio.

The studio was destroyed by fire and Perry then left for England in the 1980's. It was later reported that he said, he was the one who burned it down.

After leaving for England his love for music did not die and he kept on performing, recording and producing good reggae music.

His first British chart hit was in October 1969 name "Return of Django".

Perry was nominated for a Grammy in 2003 for his album "Jamaican ET". Most Jamaicans at this time was actually saying who is Lee Scratch Perry?.

He was declared the winner for this prestigious award which most if not all dancehall and reggae artist dream of winning.

Later in 2004 he was also recognize by Rolling Stone Magazine. Jamaica is blessed with this icon of Dancehall and Reggae music. Perry is now 70 years old and lives with his wife and children in Switzerland..Truly a legend.

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