TIMELINE EXPLORE OUR HISTORY

This timeline shows an interactive journey through Jamaica's rich and ever-shifting musical history; encompassing it's birth, growth and myriad of characters that has made it a genre admired by the world.

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1962

image Owen Gray's first hit was "Darling Patricia" produced by Lesley Kong (Beverley Records) in 1962.

1962

image Beverley Record's Leslie Kong produced Jimmy Cliff's first hit "Miss Jamaica" in 1962

1963

image Clement 'Coxsone' Dodd opened Studio One studio at 13 Brentford Road, one of the most endowed studios in Kingston Jamaica in 1963. Artistes who have recorded at Studio One include: The Skatalites, The Ethiopians, Bob Marley and the

1963

image Today, January 31st marks the memorial of one of Jamaican music greats, King Stitt. King Stitt was one of the first to create a deejay recording and was dub 'King of Deejays' in 1963! http://jamaicansmusic.com/artists/profile/Kin

1963

image Producer Leslie Kong cut Desmond Dekker's debut single "Honor Your Father and Mother" in 1963 which went on to top the Jamaican charts.

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