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 In 1970, Jackie Mittoo's song "Peanie Wallie" was versioned by The Wailers, becoming the hit "Duppy Conqueror"

1971

image “Psalms of Dub,” originally “Not Responsible” by Carlton Patterson and Leroy Brown, is rumored to the be the first dub track King Tubby (founder of Dub music) ever released in 1971.

1971

image Eric Donaldson's 1971 hit 'Cherry Oh Baby' was famously covered by The Rolling Stones. It appears on their 1976 Black and Blue album

1971

image Barry Biggs saw his first Jamaican chart hit with 'One Bad Apple' a track recorded at Lee's Dynamic Sound studio in 1971

1971

image In 1971 Delroy Wilson released one of his most popular songs "Cool Operator" which later became his alias.

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