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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1963

image Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Livingston with Beverly Kelso. (Four of the members of the 1963 group which also consisted of Junior Braithwaite and Cherry Smith known variously as The Teenagers, The Wailing Rudeboys, The Wailing

1964

image Vintage Poster: Ska-Ta-Rama in 1964 featuring Alton Ellis, Delroy Wilson & The Maytals

1964

image The Wailers's first single, 'Simmer Down', reached Number 1 in Jamaica's JBC Radio Chart in January 1964.

1964

image In 1964 the best selling record in Jamaican music was Carlos Malcolm’s “Bonanza Ska”

1964

image Millie Small, best known for her cover 1964 "My Boy Lollipop"

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