Singer-songwriter Johnny Nash, famous for his 1972 hit tune’I Can See Clearly Now’, has died, aged 80.
The reggae-pop artist died of natural causes Tuesday October 6 at his home in Houston, Texas, his son Johnny Nash Jr. confirmed to CNN.
Born John Lester”Johnny” Nash, Jr. at Houston, Nash started releasing music in the late’50therefore, which makes his major label debut with all the 1957 tune’A Teenager Sings the Blues’.
prior to the launch of’I can See Clearly Now’ — mostly known as a comeback tune at the moment — the infectious strike flew at Number 1 for four months at the Billboard Hot 100 graph.
The tune made a return into the Billboard charts in 1993, as it was listed with the singer Jimmy Cliff to the soundtrack for the movie Cool Runnings.
Based on his official site, Nash assisted the late Bob Marley signal a recording contract. He was also especially the very first non-Jamaican to capture reggae songs in Kingston, Jamaica.
Nash was also the singer to the opening motif of this 1960s animation show The Mighty Hercules.
More recently, the singer had started working on the move of older analogue tapes of his own songs in the 1970s and 1980s to a brand new electronic format. )
in addition to his kid, Nash is survived by his spouse, Carli.