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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1967

image Ras Michael (Dadawah) was the first member of the Rastafari movement to have a reggae radio program in Jamaica, The Lion of Judah Time program first aired in 1967 on the JBC.

1967

image August 27th 1967 article about the first Jamaican Rocksteady group to tour Great Britain consisting of Rolando Alphanso and The Soul Vendors, Ken Boothe and Alton Ellis

1967

image Vintage poster: Jamaica Festival Song 1967 The Jamaicans: Ba Ba Boom song won that year (http://jamaicansmusic.com/artists/profile/The_Jamaicans)

1967

image Errol Dunkley recorded his first big hit, You Gonna Need Me, for producer Jo Gibbs on his Amalgamated record label in 1967.

1967

image "The Tide Is High" is a 1967 song written by John Holt, originally performed by the Jamaican group The Paragons, with John Holt as lead singer. It was rediscovered in 1980, when it became a US/UK number one hit for the American band

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