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Johnny Clarke Jamaican reggae singer born in Whitfield Town, Jamaica January 12, 1955.
He grew up in a ghetto in his hometown. At 17, he recorded his first song, intitullée "God Made The Sea & Sun". During the middle of the 1970s Johnny Clarke stood at a Crossroads of Jamaican music, and was the point about which Reggae music turned during the "Golden Era" of '70s Roots Reggae. Briefly there was no more popular act than he in Jamaica, and this in a country where popularity is exceptionally hard won. He was nominated best vocalist five times in his own country, an indication of the love Jamaicans have for his voice and music.