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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1986

image Shinehead's recording debut was in 1986 on the African Love Music independent record label with "Who The Cap Fits (Let Them Wear It)" from the album Rough & Rugged.

1986

image General Trees best-remembered song is "Mini Bus", which was awarded the title "Song Of The Year" in 1986 from the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation.

1986

image In 1986, Boris Gardiner recorded the single "I Want to Wake Up with You," which became a number 1 hit in the UK. It spent two months in the top ten.

1986

image Fattis Burrell & Half Pint, Brixton 1986

1986

image In 1986 UB40 covered Laurel Aitken's single "Guilty" (recorded in 1971 under the name Tiger) which appears on their hit Labour of Love album.

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