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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1982

image In 1982 Heartbeat Records out of Burlington Massachusetts came to Jamaica and recorded Dancheall's first live recording. The dance event was dubbed "A Dee-Jay Explosion: Inna Dancehall Style" which was hosted at the famous 'Jingles'

1982

image On December 29, 1982 Jamaica issued a commemorative Bob Marley postage stamp.

1982

image The double LP soundtrack for the 1982 film "Countryman" featured eight songs by Bob Marley and the Wailers as well as tracks from Aswad, Toots & The Maytals, Steel Pulse, Fabulous Five, and Lee Scratch Perry among others.

1982

image Anthony Johnson’s first big hit was the anti-violence single called "Gunshot"(1982). It is one of the all time seminal dancehall records on the reggae scene.

1982

image "Pass the Dutchie" by Musical Youths was a number 1 hit across the world in 1982 including the UK Singles Chart . It went on to sell over four million copies, and was nominated for a Grammy Award.

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