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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1966

image In 1966 Derrick Harriott started his own record sop in Kingston located at 125 King Street, where he started to distribute records for himself. Today he owns and operates a record shop in Twin Gates Plaza (Constant Spring Road) in K

1966

image Bob Andy's first solo hit record was "I've Got to Go Back Home," (Studio One) in 1966.

1966

image "Fattie Fattie" was The Heptones first Studio One single in 1966

1966

image Bob Andy’s first solo hit record was "I've Got to Go Back Home" (1966)

1966

image Toots and the Maytals won the first-ever Jamaican Independence Festival Popular Song Competition with their original song "Bam Bam" in 1966

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