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Born: Jan 28, 1941
Kingston,Jamaica
Died: Feb 6, 1989


King Tubby, real name Osbourne Ruddock, also known as the dub originator, started his Tubby’s Home Town Hi Fi sound system in the late 60s. He ‘invented’ dub, by reworking Duke Reid’s rocksteady classics. Throughout the 70s he was the foremost dub mixer in Jamaica, cutting crucial dubs for almost every Jamaican producer. He
also took up producing and laid down some heavy digital slices. On Feb 6,1989 he was shot and killed outside his home in Waterhouse. His murder remains unsolved, his death believed to have been the result of a street robbery

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