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“Jamaica, and indeed the world, has lost another great music pioneer with the passing this morning of Byron Lee, one of the greatest band leaders ever to grace the entertainment stages of the world”, says Prime Minister, Bruce Golding.
Mr. Golding said Byron Lee had dedicated 50-years of his life, bringing the best of Jamaica’s music to the world and opening doors of opportunity for young musicians.
The Prime Minister noted that Byron Lee had excelled not only as a musician, with his band ‘ Byron Lee and the Dragonaires’ but was known to be one of the best promoters , label and studio owners, and can be credited for the explosion in popularity of Jamaica’s music as far back as the 60’s.
The Prime Minister has conveyed sympathies on behalf of the Government to Byron Lee’s family, the Dragonaires, his many friends and associates.