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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1970

image By the mid 1970s, the African Brothers had splintered into separate solo acts, and Sugar Minott turned to Coxsone Dodd for inspiration and professional support. In 1975 Minott recorded his first solo release, called "Wrong Doers," a

1970

image Joe Gibbs gained his first international success with "Love of the Common People" by Nicky Thomas (#9 in the UK Singles Chart in summer 1970)

1970

image In 1970 Hopeton Lewis won the Festival Song Competition with the hit song, "Boom Shaka-Laka" on the Treasure Isles Label.

1970

image When Junior Byles (King Chubby) left The Versatiles in 1970 he recorded his first solo single for Lee Scratch Perry entitled 'What's the World Coming To?'

1970

image The Melodians recorded their biggest hit, "Rivers of Babylon" (1970) for Leslie Kong. This song became an anthem of the Rastafarian movement, and was featured on the soundtrack for the movie, The Harder They Come. It was later cover

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