Ska legend JEROME HINES has died. He was 80. The famed Jamaican musician died earlier this month (13Aug07) after a short illness. Hines was a guitarist with 60s band Skatalites and was credited with creating the sound of ska. Hines was 22-years-old when he first started to learn how to play guitar after borrowing the instrument from his blind father. In his later years he was a reluctant live performer and refused to travel outside Jamaica.