Omnipresent on the Jamaican musical scene for over four decades Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee began as an independent record promoter for Leslie Kong’s Beverley’s, Ken Lack’s Caltone, Joe Gibbs’ Amalgamated, Coxsone Dodd’s Studio One and Duke Reid’s Treasure Isle releases in the early Sixties. He started producing records in 1967 and his unmatched run of hits earned him the title of Jamaican Producer of the Year in 1969, 1970, 1971 & 1972. One of the first Jamaican producers to break into the UK National Charts with Max Romeo’s risqué ‘Wet Dream’ in 1969 he was also the winner of the first Jamaican Gold Record, presented to Bunny by Tom Dowd of Atlantic Records, for ‘Cherry Oh Baby’ in 1971. He also holds the record for the longest consecutive period at the Number One position in the Jamaican Charts with ‘Stick By Me’ from John Holt in 1971. “I have the record now for the longest selling Number One in Jamaica”. He was instrumental in the creation of dub and released the first ever King Tubby albums. The list goes on…
Striker’s standing in the Jamaican recording business is second to none for he is a man who, as well as making the hottest hits, always ensured that everyone else was looked after too. Consequently he not only commands great respect but also great affection.
- In honour of Bunny’ Striker” Lee – his protégé The Great Derrick Morgan will be performing at this years One Love Festival
- U Roy “The King of DJ’s” Bunny Lee released his very first single and worked with him throughout his 50 yr career will be performing at this years One Love Festival
- Horace Andy is one of many recording artists that Bunny has worked with and it is great that he is headlining the Saturday
- Vin Gorden – has played on many of the hits from Studio One that Bunny Recorded