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Encyclopedia > Johnny Nash
Johnny Nash
Birth name Johnny Nash
Born August 19, 1940 (1940-08-19) (age 67)

Johnny Nash (born John Lester Nash Jr, 19 August 1940, Houston, Texas) is an African-American pop singer-songwriter, best known for his 1972 hit, "I Can See Clearly Now". is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Houston redirects here. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... For the music genre, see Pop music. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... // January 17 - Highway 51 South in Memphis, Tennessee is renamed Elvis Presley Blvd January 20 - Pink Floyd debuts Dark Side of the Moon during a performance at The Dome, in Brighton, but due to technical difficulties, is halted during the song Money. ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ... I Can See Clearly Now is a song written and recorded by Johnny Nash. ...


Nash began as a pop singer in the 1950s. He also enjoyed success as an actor early in his career appearing in the screen version of playwright Louis S. Peterson's Take a Giant Step. Nash won a Silver Sail Award for his performance from the Locarno International Film Festival. His biggest hits were the early reggae tunes "Hold Me Tight" (a #5 hit in the U.S. and the UK), "I Can See Clearly Now", and "Stir It Up", the last written by Bob Marley prior to Marley's international success. In the UK, his biggest hit was with the song "Tears On My Pillow" which reached number one in the UK Singles Chart in July 1975 for one week. The 1950s decade refers to the years of 1950 to 1959 inclusive. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... A playwright, also known as a dramatist, is a person who writes dramatic literature or drama. ... The Locarno International Film Festival is an international film festival held annually in Locarno, Switzerland. ... Reggae is a music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. ... Stir It Up is a song composed by Bob Marley in 1967, and first made popular by Johnny Nash, peaking on the UK chart in June 1972. ... This article is about the reggae musician. ... Tears on My Pillow was a popular song for Johnny Nash. ... British Hit Singles redirects here. ...


Nash was last active as a composer in the Swedish romance Vill så gärna tro (1971) in which he portrayed Robert. For many years he seemed to have dropped out of sight; however, in May 2006 he was singing again at Sugar Hill recording studio in his native Houston. Working with chief engineer Andy Bradley, he began the work of transferring analog tapes of his songs from the 1970s and 1980s to Pro Tools digital format.[1] These mixes are highly anticipated, as current CD recordings available of Johnny's hits were mastered with tracks missing, some also recorded at incorrect levels, when compared to the original single 45 rpm versions. A composer is a person who writes music. ... Sugar Hill Records was the name of a rap music label that was founded in 1974 by husband and wife Joe and Sylvia Robinson with financial funding of Morris Levy, the owner of Roulette Records. ... ==Individual Studio== A recording studio is a facility for sound recording. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

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Discography

Hit Singles

  • "Hold Me Tight" (1968) # 5 UK # 5 US
  • "You Got Soul" (1969) # 6 UK
  • "Cupid" (1969) # 6 UK # 39 US
  • "Stir It Up" (1972) # 13 UK #12 US
  • "I Can See Clearly Now" (1972) # 5 UK # 1 US
  • "There Are More Questions Than Answers" (1972) # 9 UK
  • "Tears On My Pillow " (1975) # 1 UK
  • "Let's Be Friends" (1975) # 42 UK
  • "(What A) Wonderful World" (1976) # 25 UK
  • "Rock Me Baby" (1985) # 47 UK
  • "I Can See Clearly Now" (re-mix) (1989) # 54 UK

Tears on My Pillow was a popular song for Johnny Nash. ...

Hit Albums

  • 1972: I Can See Clearly Now
  • 1977: Johnny Nash Collection

References

  1. ^ Johnny Nash Mixes at SugarHill May 4, 2006 5:44 PM. Accessed June 28 2007

External links

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) [1] is an online database of information about actors, movies, television shows, television stars and video games. ...

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ReggaeTrain.com...your portal to Reggae music...(Biography [Johnny Nash]) (520 words)
It was here that he was exposed to ska and arranged a return visit to the island to record at Federal Studios.
He formed a partnership with Danny Simms, and a label, JAD (Johnny and Danny), releasing recordings by Bob Marley, Byron Lee, Lloyd Price and Kim Weston as well as his own material until the label folded in the early 70s.
He returned to recording in Jamaica at Harry J. 's studio where he met Marley, who wrote 'Stir It Up', which revived Nash's career by peaking at number 13 on the UK chart in June 1972.
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, 1940, Johnny Nash honed his vocal skills singing in his Baptist church's choir and by 13 was a regular on the local television series 'Matinee', performing covers of current R&B hits.
In 1972, Johnny returned to recording in Jamaica at Harry J.'s studio where he met Bob Marley, who wrote Nash's next hit, "Stir It Up", which revived his career by peaking at number 13 on the UK chart.
Though by no means an artistic innovator on par with contemporaries such as Bob Marley or Jimmy Cliff, Johnny Nash nevertheless proved a pivotal force behind the mainstream acceptance of reggae music.
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