News - September 9, 2016

Ska star Prince Buster dies aged 78
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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:

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