Tuesday, December 3, 2013

R.I.P.: Junior Murvin

Reggae singer Junior Murvin, best known for the hit song “Police & Thieves,” has died in Jamaica.

The 67-year-old performer died on Monday December 2, 2013.

Born Murvin Smith, he began his career as a lounge singer in Portland parish, east of Kingston. He released “Police & Thieves” in 1976 after he was picked up by famed reggae producer Lee “Scratch” Perry.

Police & Thieves” became a hit in Britain and is considered among the top reggae songs. The Clash recorded a well-known cover version. source

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