A wave of gloom spread over the fans as the legendary reggae-pop singer and songwriter, Johnny Nash passed away in his Houston home on Tuesday. He was 80 at the time of his death and sources have yet not been able to identify the cause of death.
The news came as a shock to all the hard rock fans around the world. The 1972 pop smasher with his single hit “I Can See Clearly Now” had many other success hits associated with his name.
Rocking the top of Billboards Singles charts consistently in the year 1968 for No. 5 and No. 1 in 1972 for over a month, Nash has been the king of soft-rock classics throughout.
Associating with JAD Records for a few years, Nash’s career began to excel with his Jamaican recordings in the year 1967. Nash had his 1972 UK Tour open with Marley. Marley then went on to back for the legendary ‘Eric Clapton’ after a few years.
Johnny Nash was born in Houston in 1940. His Tv appearances were as early as the 1950s when he was just 13. He later on went to be featured frequently in Arthur Godfrey’s radio and many other Tv shows. Nash had also featured in the famous Swedish Drama ‘Love Is Not A Game’.