Jimmy Cliff
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1948-04-01
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Jimmy Cliff

Biography

Jimmy Cliff, OM (born James Chambers; 1 April 1948) is a Jamaican ska & reggae musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer and actor. He is the only living musician to hold the Order of Merit, the highest honour that can be granted by ...

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Biography

Jimmy Cliff, OM (born James Chambers; 1 April 1948) is a Jamaican ska & reggae musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer and actor. He is the only living musician to hold the Order of Merit, the highest honour that can be granted by the Jamaican government for achievements in the arts and sciences.

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The Harder They Come
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The Harder They Come
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Many Rivers To Cross
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Many Rivers To Cross
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Wonderful World, Beautiful People
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Wonderful World, Beautiful People
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I Can See Clearly Now [excerpt]
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I Can See Clearly Now [excerpt]
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You Can Get It If You Really Want
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You Can Get It If You Really Want
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Wonderful World
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Wonderful World
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2011 Glastonbury
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2011 Glastonbury

24 June 2011


Jimmy Cliff Biography

Jimmy Cliff, OM (born James Chambers; 1 April 1948) is a Jamaican ska & reggae musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer and actor. He is the only living musician to hold the Order of Merit, the highest honour that can be granted by the Jamaican government for achievements in the arts and sciences.

Cliff is best known among mainstream audiences for songs such as "Wonderful World, Beautiful People", "Many Rivers to Cross", "You Can Get It If You Really Want", "The Harder They Come", "Reggae Night" and "Hakuna Matata", and his covers of Cat Stevens' "Wild World" and Johnny Nash's "I Can See Clearly Now" from the film Cool Runnings. He starred in the film The Harder They Come, which helped popularize reggae across the world, and Club Paradise. Cliff was one of five performers inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010.

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