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Lloyd Coxsone

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Lloyd Coxsone (Blackford) is a Jamaican born music producer, record label and soundsystem owner who settled in south west London Britain in 1962. He was involved in multiple sound systems around London working as a selector.

Blackford's performing name 'Sir Coxsone' is taken from one of the leading sound systems in Jamaica at the time. Coxsone's eponymous sound system (Sir Coxsone Outernational) operated in London from 1965 onwards and lead to his residency at the Roaring Twenties club in Carnaby Street as well as performances at Dalston's legendary Four Aces Club where he incorporated soul music into his sets and played the latest releases - and even pre-releases - from Jamaica.

He is credited as being the first producer to make music in the lovers' rock genre; he produced Louisa Mark's 1975 hit 'Caught You in a Lie'. The 45 RPM record features a dub version on its B-side, for use of local sound systems and clubs. In the same year, he also released King of the Dub Rock, an instrumental dub album.

(Sir) Lloyd Coxsone is listed as one of the 70 founding members of Notting Hill Carnival.
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