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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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
“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