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GENERAL => Rastafari => Topic started by: Ayinde on May 24, 2004, 01:25:19 PM

Title: Reggae legend buried in Jamaica
Post by: Ayinde on May 24, 2004, 01:25:19 PM
Dodd was a pioneer of reggae

Hundreds of fans, musicians and political leaders turned out for the funeral of reggae producer Clement "Sir Coxsone" Dodd in Jamaica on Saturday.
Dodd, who helped launch the careers of Bob Marley and Lee "Scratch" Perry, died aged 72 earlier this month.

He founded the Studio One recording complex in 1963, signing up Marley the same year.

Mourners in Kingston included reggae stars Shaggy and Beenie Man, and former Jamaican Prime Minister Edward Seaga.

Some 500 mourners filed past Dodd's casket in the city's Holy Trinity Cathedral, which was adorned with album covers of some of his early hits.

A musical icon laid to rest

published: Sunday | May 23, 2004
Claude Mills, Staff Reporter

UNDER A gunmetal sky full of dark thunderclouds, hundreds of persons converged on the Holy Trinity Cathedral on North Street in Kingston to pay their final respects to music pioneer Clement 'Sir Coxsone' Dodd, yesterday.

Mourners and well-wishers came to the church as early as 1:00 p.m. Many queued, and some returned to the line more than once, to view the body as it lay in state with Dodd's favourite records.

One rastafarian man choked up when he reached the front of the line. As he stood there, all he could manage to do was mumble: "Sir Dodd, Sir Dodd, Sir Dodd..."

Other artistes like Charles 'Johnny Dollar' Garnett cried openly as the body in the casket confirmed their loss.