Prince Buster, sixties ska pioneer, dies at 78


The ska pioneer Prince Buster, who shaped the course of Jamaican music, has died at the age of 78.

He died at home in Miami at 07:20 local time (11:20 GMT) on Thursday.

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, as Cecil Bustamante Campbell, he became a legend of the burgeoning ska music genre in 1960s Jamaica under the stage name Prince Buster.

He was an influence on groups including Madness and The Specials in the British ska revival of the late 1970s.