Lee "Scratch" Perry

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Lee "Scratch" Perry (born Rainford Hugh Perry; 20 March 1936 – 29 August 2021) was a Jamaican record producer, composer 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lee "Scratch" Perry has received more than 1,348,822 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Lee "Scratch" Perry is the 523rd most popular musician (down from 429th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Jamaica (down from 10th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Jamaican Musician.

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Among musicians, Lee "Scratch" Perry ranks 523 out of 2,675Before him are Josef Hofmann, Thom Yorke, Milton Nascimento, Salvatore Accardo, Paul Rodgers, and Billy Cobham. After him are Nick Simper, Glenn Frey, Robert Wyatt, Michel Petrucciani, Tommy Bolin, and Martin Birch.

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Among people born in 1936, Lee "Scratch" Perry ranks 152Before him are Philippe Sollers, Walter Koenig, Siw Malmkvist, Amr Moussa, André Kolingba, and William Levada. After him are Arend Lijphart, Hugh Hudson, Masashi Watanabe, Philip Kaufman, Walter Lewin, and Edén Pastora.

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In Jamaica

Among people born in Jamaica, Lee "Scratch" Perry ranks 12 out of 147Before him are Marcus Garvey (1887), Stuart Hall (1932), Ben Johnson (1961), Violet Brown (1900), Jimmy Cliff (1948), and Patrick Ewing (1962). After him are Trevor Berbick (1954), Liz Mitchell (1952), Desmond Dekker (1941), Martine Beswick (1941), Stephen Hopkins (1958), and Merlene Ottey (1960).

Among MUSICIANS In Jamaica

Among musicians born in Jamaica, Lee "Scratch" Perry ranks 3Before him are Bob Marley (1945) and Peter Tosh (1944). After him are Desmond Dekker (1941), DJ Kool Herc (1955), Sean Paul (1973), Prince Buster (1938), King Tubby (1941), Horace Andy (1951), Monty Alexander (1944), Ziggy Marley (1968), and Damian Marley (1978).