Happy Birthday – Jimmy Cliff!

ABOUT
Jamaican reggae and ska singer, known for the songs “The Harder They Come,” “Many Rivers to Cross,” and his cover of “I Can See Clearly Now.”

BEFORE FAME
He left Kingston Technical School to pursue a music career. His first hit was “Hurricane Hattie,” which he released when he was fourteen.

TRIVIA
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010 and holds the Order of Merit from the Jamaican government for his musical achievements.

FAMILY LIFE
He had three daughters with his second wife.

ASSOCIATED WITH
His song “Vietnam” was praised by Bob Dylan as a great protest song.