Reggae singer-songwriter Johnny Nash dies aged 80

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Johnny Nash performing on the music show Top Of The Pops

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Johnny Nash’s hit single I Can See Clearly Now offered greater than one million copies

American reggae and pop singer-songwriter Johnny Nash, greatest identified for the 1972 hit I Can See Clearly Now, has died aged 80, his household has stated.

Nash, whose well being had been in decline, died at his house of pure causes on Tuesday, his son informed US media.

The musician started singing as a toddler and made his main label debut with the 1957 track A Teenager Sings the Blues.

Nash, born in Houston, was one of many first non-Jamaican singers to report reggae music in Kingston, Jamaica.

His single I Can See Clearly Now offered greater than one million copies and reached the highest of the Billboard Scorching 100 chart in 1972, the place it remained for 4 weeks.

He additionally had a primary hit within the UK in 1975 with Tears on My Pillow.

In accordance with his official web site, Nash helped reggae legend Bob Marley signal a recording contract.

Extra just lately, the artist began work on transferring previous analogue tapes of his songs from the Seventies and Eighties to a brand new digital format.

Moreover his son, Nash is survived by his spouse, Carli.