Veteran Producer Harry J Dead at 68

APRIL 10TH,2013

Members of the entertainment fraternity are paying tribute to Harry Johnson one of reggae’s top producers in the 1970s.

Johnson who had battled diabetes for many years reportedly died on Wednesday at the Savanna-La-Mar Hospital in his native Westmoreland.

Popularly known as Harry J, Johnson had several big hits in the late 1960s and early 1970s, notably ‘Liquidator’ by the Harry J All Stars and ‘Young, Gifted and Black’ done by Bob Andy and Marcia Griffiths.

The Harry J Studios in Kingston was also a popular recording spot in the 1970s. Bob Marley and The Wailers recorded their first four Island Records albums at the studio.

Harry J was 68.