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Prince ‘king of ska’ Buster died

The first international Jamaican superstar was 78 years.

Prince Buster © .

Cecil Bustamente Campbell, the official name of Prince Buster, was a major inspiration for later bands in the skagenre, such as The Specials and Madness. That last band also bears the name of one of Busters popular songs.

Buster brought in 1963 a first own studio album with the name I Feel the Spirit. Four years later, reached number Al Capone the eighteenth place in the charts of the United Kingdom. In 1998 won the song Whine and Grine to fame after it was used in an advertising campaign of the jeans brand Levi’s.

Buster was often described as a pioneer of the Jamaican rocksteady-genre, a style of music that later overvloeide in reggae. Several musicians, including Flea of The Red Hot Chili Peppers, showed on social media for their compassion.

prince buster rock steady forever

— Flea (@flea333) September 9, 2016

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