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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Before 1973 there were virtually no dreadlocked reggae acts. The first reggae star to sport dreadlocks on stage was Big Youth.
See his profile here: https://www.jamaicansmusic.com/artists/profile/Big_Youth
Spotlight: Ernest Ranglin - After being instrumental in the development of Ska, he soon after arranged the first Jamaican hit to break internationally, Millie Small's "My Boy Lollipop. Over the years he aided in the development of