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Happy Birthday Johnny Clarke

Written by:  Adam Prescott Revered Reggae artist Johnny Clarke celebrates his 67th Birthday today, January 12th! Johnny is a true cornerstone of Roots music since its inception and one who is still very much active in the scene today. Clarke started out working with a variety of producers in the early 70’s, Clancy Eccles, Glen Brown & Rupie Edwards to name but a few, however it wasn’t until he started…

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Only Johnny Clarke would come close to challenging Bob Marley & Dennis Brown for reggae’s crown, his unequaled run of hit songs, powered by Striker’s aggravating versions, continued without pause during the mid-70’s leading Johnny to twice being named Jamaica’s ‘Artist Of The Year’ and the signing of a two album recording deal with Virgin Records. Many of Johnny’s classic roots recordings gathered here were first given wider international exposure…

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