Lee “Scratch” Perry, producer who took reggae to conquer the world by guiding Bob Marley, died Sunday at age 85, Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced.
“Sorcier du reggae”, “Salvador Dali du dub” (continuation of reggae based on echoes), “The Upsetter” (“The pain in the ass”): nicknames abound for this elusive and striking figure in the history of the music.
Lee Perry pushed Bob Marley into the studio to hoist him to the top. “Without him, Bob Marley might have remained an orphan arrow in his bow,” wrote producer specialist Francis Dordor in Les Inrockuptibles.
Born in 1936 in Kendal, Jamaica, Rainford Hugh “Lee” Perry left school at age 15 before moving to Kingston in the 1960s.
“My father worked on the streets, my mother in the fields. We were very poor,” he told British rock magazine NME in 1984. “I didn’t learn anything at school. I learned everything in the street”.
In Gabon, Libreville is facing power cuts. Originally, there is the maintenance of a Port-Gentil – Libreville gas pipeline which supplies one of the main power stations in the Gabonese capital. The work will last five days. The energy and water company of Gabon (SEEG) has started emergency generators but electricity production remains insufficient, leading to a load shedding plan that annoys the Librevillois. With our correspondent in Libreville, Yves-L
A week after the serious incidents last Sunday against Marseille, Nice easily defeated Bordeaux 4-0, disappointing, in the Allianz Riviera behind closed doors, during the 4th day of Ligue 1, and confirms its good start to season in sport.
Nathalie Rihouet has been working as a weather presenter on the Télématin plateau for more than thirty years. It all started when the latter was still just an anonymous student but already full of talent.
A woman is in a state of “absolute emergency”, and two other people were more slightly injured by this explosion at Port Saint-Pierre.
With global warming, the risks of extreme rainfall events are increasing in Europe. This is further confirmed by a study that looked more particularly at the torrential rains that hit Germany and Belgium last July.
Mathieu Hanotin, mayor of Saint-Denis and Katy Bontinck, the city’s first deputy, plead in a forum for free screening tests for minors. An “essential” measure for equality, they assure that children under 12 are not eligible for vaccination and that some adolescents do not have the consent of their parents to receive the injection.
The former European commissioner and Brexit negotiator says he wants to rule the country with the other candidates from the right. He criticizes the “solitary management” of Emmanuel Macron.
Bruno, the current Noon Grandmaster of the 12 Coups de midi, has just broken the world record for solo victories in a TV game, by winning his 214th victory today. He thus exceeds the record previously set by Marie-Christine in Everyone wants to take his place.
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), three Tunisian nationals, among others, are in the hands of the police after a large anti-drug operation in Kinshasa. The Congolese Association for Access to Justice (Acaj), however, expresses serious concerns. Police arrested around 100 drug dealers, dealers and consumers, including “bulge”, a powerful narcotic obtained from the mixture of black dust from vehicle exhaust catalysts and vitamins. ► Read on
India administered more than ten million doses in one day on Friday, August 27. A record welcomed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the WHO. However, only 15% of Indians received two doses of the vaccine.
While the population of this bird is in free fall in Europe, the government has banned the hunting of the turtledove until July 2022.
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The extent of the damage caused by the fires is not limited to the forests, the soils have also been damaged.
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For the third time, Maeva Ghennam had to redo her breasts. One last operation she would have gone well! On Saturday, August 28, 2021, she gave a brief update on Snapchat.
Despite her development, Nabilla Vergara has never hidden her past. On Sunday, August 29, the reality TV star shared a TV memory for a YouTube video with another influencer. An actress born …
A million people have been vaccinated against Covid-19 in France thanks to “go to” devices where vaccination is offered to them as close as possible to their homes, government spokesman Gabriel Attal said on Sunday.
Joe Biden was preparing on Sunday to solemnly receive on a military base the remains of the 13 American soldiers killed in an attack in Kabul.
The Iranian authorities have opted for a position of neutrality since the arrival of the Taliban, insisting on the establishment of a power and a government comprising all the sensitivities of the Afghan society. With our correspondent in Tehran, Siavosh Ghazi Since the capture of Kabul by the Taliban, Iran has opted for a position of neutrality. The Iranian population is predominantly Shiite, unlike the Taliban who are Sunni extremists.
On the Télématin plateau, this Saturday, August 28, the host Maya Lauqué indicated that she was tattooed in several places of her body.