Neville Lee laid to rest

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Record distributor Neville Lee was laid to rest in a sombre service held at Saints Peter and Paul Church in St Andrew on Tuesday of this week.

Lee, founder of Sonic Sounds, died on July 31 from leukaemia and diabetes. He was 80 years old.


He was eulogised as a gentle giant — a kind, caring man with a huge heart for family. That family included friends, those he worked with and the community.


His younger brother Willie Stewart, former drummer with reggae band Third World, remembered Lee as a "gentleman".

Lee remained with Dynamic Sounds until 1979 when he branched out and formed Sonic Sounds. There, Neville Lee marshalled distribution of major reggae artistes including; Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, Bunny Wailer, Rita Marley and Gregory Isaacs.


He is survived by widow Winnie, four children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

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