RIP Winston Riley (1946 – 19 January 2012).

posted on January 21st, 2012 by in Jamaican Artists

© David Corio
© David Corio

Winston Riley, father of the legendary Techniques record label, the »wickedest riddim in the world« (Freddie McGregor on the »Stalag«), the careers of artists like Sister Nancy, Buju Banton, Cutty Ranks, Lone Ranger or Frankie Paul, and the famous Fame FM DJ Kurt Riley, is dead.

Riley died in hospital yesterday from the effects of a gunshot wound he received last year. He was in a coma since he was attacked and shot in the back of the head in November last year.
- Jamaica Observer