Lee Scratch Perry : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Cause of Death

Lee Scratch Perry was a Jamaican record producer and singer know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Cause of Death

Name Lee “Scratch” Perry
Birthdate ( Age) 20 March 1936
Place of Birth  Kendal, Jamaica
Nationality Jamaican
Marital Status  Married
Spouse/Partner Paulette Perry (m. ?–1979), Mireille Perry
Children Yes
Parents  Ina Davis, Henry Perry
Profession Jamaican record producer
Net Worth $2.5 million
Last Update August 2021

Lee Scratch Perry OD was a Jamaican record producer and singer noted for his innovative studio techniques and production style. Perry was a pioneer in the 1970s development of dub music with his early adoption of remixing and studio effects to create new instrumental or vocal versions of existing reggae tracks.

He worked with and produced for a wide variety of artists, including Bob Marley and the Wailers, Junior Murvin, The Congos, Max Romeo, Adrian Sherwood, Beastie Boys, Ari Up, The Clash, The Orb, and many others.

Early Life and Family

Rainford Hugh Perry was born on 20 March 1936 in Kendal, Jamaica, in the parish of Hanover, the third child of Ina Davis and Henry Perry.His mother had strong African traditions originating from her Yoruba ancestry that she passed on to her son.His parents were both laborers, but his father later became a professional dancer.Lee left school at age 15 and lived in Hanover where he didn’t have much regard for working and preferred to play dominoes and live according to his own desires.

Lee Scratch Perry Wife

Perry resided in Switzerland with his wife Mireille and their two children. He had four other children by the names of Cleopatra Perry, Marsha Perry, Omar Perry and Marvin (Sean) Perry in various parts of the world.

Lee Scratch Perry Net Worth

Lee Scratch Perry OD was a Jamaican record producer and singerwho has an estimated Net Worth of between $2.5 million in 2021. 

Professional Career

Perry’s musical career began in the late 1950s as a record seller for Clement Coxsone Dodd’s sound system. As his sometimes turbulent relationship with Dodd developed, he found himself performing a variety of important tasks at Dodd’s Studio One hit factory, going on to record nearly thirty songs for the label.Disagreements between the pair due to personality and financial conflicts led him to leave the studio and seek new musical outlets. He soon found a new home at Joe Gibbs’s Amalgamated Records.

From 1968 until 1972, he worked with his studio band the Upsetters. During the 1970s, Perry released numerous recordings on a variety of record labels that he controlled, and many of his songs were popular in both Jamaica and the United Kingdom. He soon became known for his innovative production techniques as well as his eccentric character.

After the demise of the Black Ark in the early 1980s, Perry spent time in England and the United States, performing live and making erratic records with a variety of collaborators.His career took a new path in 1984 when he met Mark Downie (Marcus Upbeat) with whom he worked on the 1986 album Battle of Armagideon for Trojan. It was not until the late 1980s, when he began working with British producers Adrian Sherwood and Neil Fraser (who is better known as Mad Professor), that Perry’s career began to get back on solid ground again. Perry also has attributed the recent resurgence of his creative muse to his deciding to quit drinking alcohol and smoking cannabis.

In 2011, The Upsetter, a documentary film about Perry, narrated by Benicio Del Toro,was released worldwide in theaters after its premiere at the 2008 SXSW Film Festival.The film was directed and produced by American film makers Ethan Higbee and Adam Bhala Lough, and opened in Los Angeles in March 2011.It continued to screen worldwide into 2012, with the DVD, iTunes and Video on Demand release soon following.

2019 saw the release of The Revelation of Lee “Scratch” Perry, a film about the making of his 2010 album Revelation, directed by Steve Marshall for State of Emergency. The film features intimate behind the scenes footage of Perry at work in his home studio in the Swiss alps and an in depth interview.

In April 2019, hip hop producer Mr. Green announced that he would be doing a record made out of Perry’s famous audio stems. In July 2019, Perry announced that the record is entitled Super Ape vs Open Door and that it would release through Tuff Kong Records on 19 August 2019. The record combines over 20 different genres of music[35] and was critically acclaimed.[citation needed] Hypebeast said it was “Perry’s best work in years” and that it “pushes boundaries of various genres. The record reached the Top 10 on the iTunes reggae charts and the Top 100 on the billboard reggae charts.