Richard Hall (musician)

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Richard "Dirty Harry" Hall
Birth name Richard Hall
Also known as Dirty Harry
Origin Jamaica
Genres Reggae
Instruments Tenor Saxophone
Associated acts Peter Tosh, Burning Spear, Jacob Miller

Richard Hall was a Jamaican saxophonist who worked with many reggae artists including Peter Tosh and Burning Spear. Nicknamed "Dirty Harry," he also starred in the film Rockers alongside Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace.


A former Alpha Boys[1] school student famous for his tenor saxophone playing. In 1974 he played on Jacob Miller's "Keep On Knocking" for Augustus Pablo's Rockers Production team.[2] In 1975 he was asked to contribute to Burning Spear's Marcus Garvey[3] album which featured the Black Disciples[4] band. He also played on Peter Tosh's hugely successful second solo album, Equal Rights. The movie Rockers features Richard Hall, alongside Bobby Ellis and Tommy McCook, playing "Satta A Massagana" and features a picture of Richard Hall on the cover of the VHS release.[5]

Richard Hall was shot and killed at a robbery in Manhattan.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Alpha Old Boys". Retrieved 2012-06-01. 
  2. ^ [1] Archived 2 August 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ [2] Archived 28 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Archived from the original on 2 October 2008. Retrieved 5 August 2009.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "Mr Hornsman... Interview with Bobby Ellis". Retrieved 2012-06-01.