Ska star Prince Buster dies aged 78
Ska star Prince Buster has died.
The singer died at his home in Miami yesterday morning (September 8th), he was 78.
Born Cecil Bustamante Campbell in 1938, Buster first found fame in the early 1960s as part of Buster's Group before he launched a solo career.
Among his hit singles were 'Al Capone', 'Whine and Grine' and 'Madness', the latter of which is where the hugely successful UK ska pop band took their name from.
DJ Rob da Bank, The Specials' Neville Staple, David Rodigan and iconic label Trojan Records are among those who have paid tribute to the singer. You can read their tributes below:
ah sad to hear that Prince Buster has left the planet...incredible man ...RIP https://t.co/tNIgHjNmro— Rob da Bank (@RobdaBank) September 8, 2016
RIP THE MIGHTY PRINCE BUSTER. King of Ska 🇯🇲— NEVILLE (@WWENeville) September 9, 2016
Prince Buster wasn't just a Ska pioneer he also produced one of Jamaica's first ever Dub albums 'The Message' pic.twitter.com/Llmb6Jjvc8— David Rodigan (@DavidRodigan) September 8, 2016
Rest In Peace the mighty king of ska, Prince Buster, Voice of the People: an inspiration, a legend and a great man. pic.twitter.com/RK8kxYY2Vw— Trojan Records (@trojanrecords) September 8, 2016