Byron Bay Bluesfest

Thurs 24 March to Mon 28 March 2016
Ticket Prices 2016!

Jimmy Cliff

Reggae Legend, the honourable JIMMY CLIFF, who Rolling Stone penned as “Reggae’s first global superstar”, is a 2-time Grammy Award Winner and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. JIMMY CLIFF’S role in the 1972 Jamaican film, The Harder They Come, introduced Reggae to the world. Then there are the hits such as ‘Many Rivers To Cross’, ‘Wonderful World, Beautiful People’, ‘Vietnam’, ‘Sitting In Limbo’, ‘You Can Get It If You Really Want’ and ‘The Harder They Come’ that has led to his songs being performed and recorded by Willie Nelson, New Order, Bruce Springsteen and Cher (among many others). Paul Simon featured CLIFF’S 1970 song ‘Vietnam’ in his 2011 concerts and Dylan called it the greatest protest song ever written. Not one to shy away from a cover himself, JIMMY CLIFF’S version of Johnny Nash’s ‘I can See Clearly Now’ in 1993 catapulted him onto the mainstream pop charts in the US once again. He left the Bluesfest crowd in awe in 2013 and we can’t wait for him to do it all over again.

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