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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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
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