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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1984

image In 1984 Saxon MC Papa Levi became the first UK Reggae artiste to top the Jamaican charts with Mi God Mi King - a record that popularized "fast style", so named because of its rapid-fire lyrics.

1984

image Nadine Sutherland did her early recordings for Bob Marley's Tuff Gong label, the best remembered cut being Until in 1984, written by Willie Lindo.

1984

image Josey Wales shared an album with Yellowman in 1984, Yellowman versus Josey Wales: Two Giants Clash.

1984

image The album 'LEGEND' -the greatest hits by Bob Marley and the Wailers was release in 1984 and to date is the best selling Reggae record of all time.

1985

image The very first Grammy award for Best Reggae Recording was awarded to Jamaican group Black Uhuru in 1985 for their 'Anthem' album

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