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 In 1967 Derrick Harriott produced "Stop That Train" with Keith and Tex which was later made popular by Peter Tosh's version of the track

1967

image Ken Boothe achieved his biggest hit in 1967 with the single "Puppet On A String" produced by Sir Coxsone Dodd (Studio 1)

1967

image Desmond Dekker's scored his first real hit with "007 (Shanty Town)" in 1967. The song established Dekker as a rude boy icon and he also became an established hero in the United Kingdom's mod scene. The song was a Top 15 hit in the U

1967

image Hopeton Lewis sang the first 'herb' song ever recorded in Jamaica, "Cool Collie" (1967).

1968

image “Red, Red Wine” is a song written and performed by Neil Diamond in 1968. Tony Tribe covered the song in 1969 in a reggae-influenced style, and UB40 covered the song in 1983 in a lighter reggae-style. It became the first reggae h

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