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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1983

image Beenieman’s debut album was 'The Invincible Beenie Man: The Ten Year Old DJ Wonder' released in 1983.

1983

image Half Pint's 1983 Jamaican number-one song "Winsome" was covered by The Rolling Stones in 1986 although it was renamed "Too Rude" for their Dirty Work album.

1983

image Half Pint’s first single “Sally", was released in 1983 and was a hit in Jamaica.

1984

image Yellowman became the first Dancehall artist to be signed by a major American record label- Columbia Records -which resulted in the release of his 'KING YELLOWMAN' album in 1984.

1984

image Barrington Levy had a major hit in 1984 with the single "Under Me Sensi" produced by Paul "Jah Screw" Love.

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