Probably the last, great Reggae show to be ever seen at Richard’s on Richard’s, from what I am told. The venue, and a great one at that, is slated to become a nice, new downtown Condo development….
Still, nothing like that was going to spoil anyone’s fun last night!
Here is the man himself: Lee “Scratch” Perry…
Lee “Scratch” Perry (born Rainford Hugh Perry, on March 20, 1936, in Kendal, Jamaica) is a reggae and dub artist, who has been highly influential in the development and acceptance of reggae and dub music in Jamaica and overseas.
During the 1970s, Perry released numerous recordings on a variety of record labels that he controlled, and many of his songs were popular in both Jamaica and the UK. He soon became known for his innovative production techniques as well as his eccentric character. In the early 1970s, Perry was one of the producers whose mixing board experiments resulted in the creation of dub. Perry now lives in Switzerland with his wife Mireille and two children. Although he celebrated his 70th birthday in 2006, he continues recording and performing to enthusiastic audiences in Europe and North America. (en.wikipedia.org)
I fought my way to the front, center of the stage and stayed there for the whole show! I forgot my camera so I took Johhny’s cell phone (which explains the picture quality)….
And I made a new friend.
This is Bowen.
He’s kinda cute!
What a night, you should have been there….