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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Derrick Morgan would receive his biggest hit ever with his 1961 song ‘Housewife’s Choice’. The Leslie Kong production was originally called "You Don't Know", and was later retitled "Housewives’ Choice" by a local DJ. The son
Clancy Eccles had a Jamaican hit in 1961 with the early ska song "Freedom". It was one of the first Jamaican songs with socially-oriented lyrics. The song became the first Jamaican hit to be used for political purposes.