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Jimmy Cliff

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Honourable Jimmy Cliff, OM (born James Chambers; 1 April 1948) is a Jamaican ska and reggae singer, musician, and actor. He is the only currently living musician to hold the Order of Merit, the highest honour that can be granted by the Jamaican government for achievement in the arts and sciences. He is best known among mainstream audiences for songs such as "Sitting in Limbo," "You Can Get It If You Really Want," and "Many Rivers to Cross" from the soundtrack to The Harder They Come, which helped popularize reggae across the world; and his covers of Cat Stevens' "Wild World" and Johnny Nash's "I Can See Clearly Now" from the film Cool Runnings. Outside of the reggae world, he is probably best known for his film appearance in The Harder They Come. Jimmy Cliff was one of five performers inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jimmy Cliff, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Apr 1, 1948 In Somerton district of St. James, Jamaica
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Bongo Man
Latest Project:
Movie Studio 17: The Lost Reggae Tapes 2019-10-18
Known For
Poster of Marley
Poster of Rude Boy: The Jamaican Don
Poster of Champs-Elysées
Poster of Saturday Night Live
Movie Bongo Man Self 2022
Movie Studio 17: The Lost Reggae Tapes himself 2019-10-18
Movie ReMastered: Who Shot the Sheriff Himself 2018-10-12
Movie Dear Jerry - Celebrating The Music of Jerry Garcia Himself 2016-10-14
Movie Lennon or McCartney Himself 2014-12-12
Movie Muscle Shoals Himself 2013-08-16
Movie Marley Himself 2012-04-20
Movie Toots and the Maytals Reggae Got Soul Himself 2011-02-18
Movie Rude Boy: The Jamaican Don Wise Man 2003-02-14
Movie Reggae: The Story of Jamaican Music Himself 2002-07-29
Movie One Love - The Bob Marley All-Star Tribute Himself - Perfomer 1999-12-01
Series Top of The Pops 2 Unknown 1994-09-17
Movie Marked for Death Himself 1990-10-05
Movie Club Paradise Ernest Reed 1986-07-11
Series Champs-Elysées Unknown 1982-01-16
Movie Beats of the Heart: Roots Rock Reggae Himself 1977-01-01
Series Saturday Night Live Himself - Musical Guest 1975-10-11
Series Rock Concert Unknown 1973-09-27
Movie The Harder They Come Ivanhoe "Ivan" Martin 1972-09-01
Series Spotlight self 1968-12-31
Series 4-3-2-1 Hot and Sweet Self 1966-06-11
Movie This Is Ska Unknown 1964-01-01