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Encyclopedia > Johnny Clarke

Johnny Clarke was born on 12 January 1955 in Jamaica. He grew up in the Kingston, Jamaica ghetto of Whitfield Town.

At Seventeen he recorded his first song, God Made the Sea & Sun for producer Clancy Eccles. He also recorded for Bunny Lee.

He helped define the “Flyers” period that preceded the “Roots Rockers” sound of the mid to late 1970s.

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ReggaeTrain.com...your portal to Reggae music...(Biography [Johnny Clarke]) (1865 words)
Clarke has also had an inestimable impact on the dancehall scene, which in his day was still the preserve of DJs.
Clarke was born in Whitfield Town, Jamaica, in January, 1955.
Clarke quickly became Lee's bread and butter act, no small feat considering that along with Clarke, Lee was supervising the careers of Horace Andy, Cornel Campbell, Derrick Morgan, and Linval Thompson.
Johnny Clarke - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (136 words)
Johnny Clarke (born January 12, 1955) is a Jamaican reggae musician.
A Rastafarian, many of Clarke's songs concerns his faith and the beliefs of the Rastafari movement, such as anti-violence (as heard on "Let Go Violence") and legalization of marijuana ("Legalize It").
He helped define the "Flyers" period that preceded the "Roots Rockers" sound of the mid to late 1970s.
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