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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1968

image Jacob Miller was just 13 years old in 1968, when he had an electrifying start at Studio One, with a powerful rocksteady piece entitled 'Love Is A Message'.

1968

image The Techniques 1968 hit “There Comes A Time” was not actually sung by The Techniques.The song was written by Hopeton Lewis and Pat Kelly at Treasure Isle studio. The duo then recorded the song for legendary producer Duke Reid. B

1968

image American artist Johnny Nash's 1968 hit "Hold Me Tight" has been credited with first putting reggae in the American listener charts. Johnny Nash was the first non-Jamaican to record reggae music in Kingston, Jamaica.

1968

image The Gladiator's first major success was with the single "Hello Carol" for producer Coxsone Dodd, which topped the Jamaican music charts in 1968.

1969

image The first song released by Dennis Brown was 'No Man Is An Island' which he recorded at age 12 in 1969 for Clement 'Coxsone' Dodd's Studio One label. An album soon followed bearing the same title.

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