On this day in Jamaican History: John Holt

On this day in Jamaican History: On July 11th, 1947 is a reggae singer and songwriter John Holt was born in Kingston, Jamaica. He found prominence in his early career as the lead singer for the group The Paragons. One of their biggest hits was the Holt penned song “”The Tide Is High”” which was later made famous internationally by Blondie. Here is “I’ve got to get away” by John Holt and the Paragons

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  • Ah so, indeed! In my opinion,Usain Bolt should have been Time’s person of the year. I cannot imagine a more captivating, inspiring and awesome cover story than one of this incredible Jamaican man. In contrast, what a bore Ben Barnanke is.