PRINCE BUSTER R.I.P.
Vive Le Rock is greatly saddened by the news of the death of ska legend PRINCE BUSTER.
Buster passed away at the age of 78 in a hospital Miami, after having suffered a number of strokes.
Born in Orange Street in Kingston, Jamaica in 1938, the young Cecil Bustamente Campbell becme involved in the nascent sound system scene, before his boxing talents earned him a role as minder for sound system boss and record producer Clement ‘Sir Coxone’ Dodd. Before long, Buster set up his own sound system and a recording career followed, resulting in such classic sides as ‘Madness’, ‘Al Capone’ and ‘One Step Beyond’.
Staples on mod dancefloors, Buster’s records influenced a new generation of ska fans more than a decade later, leading to the foundation of Coventry’s 2Tone Records, the North London Invaders getting a new name and issuing their debut single ‘The Prince’ in his honour.
Take Prince Buster’s advice and ‘Enjoy Yourself’.
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