Reggae legend Bunny Lee dies aged 79

Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee passed away on October 6. The legendary producer was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1941. He joined the music industry in 1962 through his brother-in-law, singer Derrick Morgan, with a job as a record plugger for Duke Reid’s famed Treasure Isle label.

By the mid-1960s, Lee was working with Ken Lack’s Caltone imprint, producing his first record, “Listen to the Beat” (1967). His first significant hit, “Music Field”, followed later that year on the WIRL label.

Lee pioneered the art of dub, developing a new studio along with his engineer, the famous King Tubby. In his later years, Lee was one of the key contributors to the celebrated re-issue label Blood & Fire, contributing songs from his own catalogue of recordings to the well-regarded imprint.

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