12.03.2013 08:20 AM

Junior Murvin, rest inna peace

Junior Murvin, a giant of my teenage punk years, died yesterday in Port Antonio.  He was in his sixties.  No one knows yet what was the cause, apparently.

The Clash famously covered Police and Thieves, of course, but Murvin should be remembered for more than that one amazing tune.  He was a genius – and I will keep forever the note Murvin sent to me, via my Jamaican friend Karl Hale, a few years back.  Here’s the song for which he was best known.

3 Comments

  1. Andy says:

    A giant.

  2. Harvey Bushell says:

    RIP Junior.

    This song was my favorite on the movie “Rockers” soundtrack LP which I bought in 1979. Still one of the best old school reggae albums ever. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockers_%28soundtrack%29

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