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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1993

image In 1993, Luciano scored a #1 UK reggae hit with the song "Shake It Up Tonight"

1994

image Chaka Demus and Pliers' 1994 hit song “Murder She Wrote” was actually a version of Plier’s 1986 song 'Murder We Wrote' for Pioneer Music. The riddim twins Sly & Robbie updated the version and 'we' was substituted for 'she'.

1994

image On this day in 1994 a great reggae artiste was taken from us. Rest In Peace Garnett Silk, your impressively distinct voice and inspirational lyrics will live on forever. View his profile here: http://www.jamaicansmusic.com/artists/p

1994

image Red Dragon along with Brian and Tony Gold scored #2 on the UK Singles Chart in July 1994, with the song, "Compliments on Your Kiss".

1994

image Ini Kamoze's "Here Comes the Hotstepper" was released in 1994, and subsequently topped the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in December of that year for 2 weeks! It also reached number one in Australia and New Zealand, and number four i

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