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March 8, 2012

The mysterious Jah Bizzare

In September 1982, an envelope arrived at KCRW's Reggae Beat program, containing the images you see below. The artist was an extravagantly talented Englishman who called himself Jah Bizzare, who was living in Costa Mesa, CA and evidently listened to Roger and Hank's radio broadcasts. Mr. Bizzare became a contributor to the early Beats, creating the Ducky Dred comic strip, and also illustrating the first two color covers: the Lee "Scratch" Perry and the Reggae Radio issues. I wonder what ever became of him.....

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