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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1975

image Lee Scratch Perry released an album in1975 called "Kung Fu Meets The Dragon" it is largely made up of instrumental versions of some of Perry's productions (Roy Shirley's "Hold Them", Linval Thompson's "Kung Fu") and other musical pi

1975

image “Reggae is hard-time music designed to transcend pain, and in the hands of a master like Marley it works like magic, even on record.” -- by Michael Goodwin, Rolling Stone Magazine, Sept. 11, 1975 http://www.jamaicansmusic.

1975

image Yabby You used Lee Perry's Black Ark studio to produce Wayne Wade's Black Is Our Colour, one of the most outstanding releases of 1975.

1975

image Burning Spear was originally the name of the trio comprising of Winston Rodney (lead vocalist), Rupert Willington(bass singer) and Delroy Hinds (tenor). The group's third album 'Marcus Garvey' (1975) was immediately successful and l

1976

image Bob Marley performed at the National Heroes Park on December 5th, 1976 for the Smile Jamaica Concert, two days after a shooting incident at his home in which he and others were injured.

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