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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1970

image Soul Rebels" was the first album by Bob Marley and The Wailers to be released outside of Jamaica. It was produced by Lee "Scratch" Perry and released in December 1970.

1970

image Bob Marley and the Wailers cut the first reggae album, "Best of the Wailers" produced by Leslie Kong in 1970.

1970

image Check out this 1970 Jimmy Cliff Billboard Magazine Advertisement http://www.jamaicansmusic.com/artists/profile/Jimmy_Cliff

1970

image Winston "Niney" Holness also known as Niney The Observer was one of the most important and sought after producers in the 1970s working with the likes of Delroy Wilson, The Heptones, Johnny Clarke, Slim Smith, Jacob Miller, Junior D

1970

image Among Desmond Dekker’s best known releases in the 1970s was "You Can Get It If You Really Want", written by Jimmy Cliff. Dekker's version which uses the same instrumental backing track as Cliff's original, went to number two in Br

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