Born: Jan 26, 1932
Died: May 4, 2004
Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd is a
legendary figure in terms of Jamaica’s music industry. From the late 50s his Downbeat Sound System was one of a select few that ran things in Jamaica
and he turned its success into one of the most respected record companies ever: Studio One. He began by playing music on a record player at his parent’s liquor store. By the time King Edwards the Giant had taken over as the number 1 ‘sound’ in Kingston, Coxsone was ready to record and release music by virtually every major Jamaican artist who could reach the microphone. Four days after the City of Kingston honoured him by naming a street for his famous Studio One recording label, Jamaican music pioneer Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd
died of a heart attack at his offices at
13 Studio One Boulevard.