Saturday, October 31, 2020


The American reggae and pop singer-songwriter Johnny Nash, best known for the 1972 hit "I Can See Clearly Now" died on 6th October 2020 aged 80.The musician began singing as a child and made his major label debut with the 1957 song "A Teenager Sings the Blues".

Born in Houston, Jonny Nash was one of the first non-Jamaican singers to record reggae music in Kingston, Jamaica.
His single "I Can See Clearly Now" sold more than a million copies and reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1972, where it remained for four weeks.

He also had a No. 1 hit in the UK in 1975 with "Tears on My Pillow".

It was Nash that brought the reggae legend Bob Marley to limelight and helped him to sign a recording contract. Nash's covers of songs like "Stir It Up" helped bring Marley's music to a broader audience, and the pair later collaborated on a track called "You Poured Sugar On Me".

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