|Birth name||Jonathan Peter Sharp|
20 February 1964|
|Died||29 May 2009 45)(aged|
Born in London, England, Dollar is best known for his work on the Bristol collective Massive Attack's first album Blue Lines, on which he co-wrote the single "Unfinished Sympathy", and credited as one of the main architects of the trip hop genre. Amongst other works he produced Neneh Cherry's albums, Raw Like Sushi, Homebrew and Man, Gabrielle's third album Rise, and early remixes for Portishead; he also co-wrote the anti-racism song "7 Seconds" featuring Youssou N'dour and Kylie Minogue's "Confide In Me".
In August 2008, Dollar was diagnosed with cancer, and died the following May at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London.
- Pierre Perrone (18 June 2009). "Jonny Dollar: Musician and producer whose work with Massive Attack pioneered the genre of trip hop". The Independent.
- Caroline Sullivan (19 June 2009). "Jonny Dollar: Inventive producer and the main architect of the trip-hop genre". The Guardian.