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John Holt

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by John Holt

Biography

11 July 1947, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. At the age of 12 Holt’s voice was a regular feature of the talent contests run by Vere Johns at various Jamaican theatres, and by 1963 Holt had cut his first single, ‘I Cried A Tear’/‘Forever I’ll Stay’, for Leslie Kong’s Beverley’s label. Holt also recorded duets with Alton Ellis for Randy’s, including ‘Rum Bumper’ (1964). Between 1965 and 1970 he was lead singer with the Paragons, one of the... Read more

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reggae
roots reggae
rocksteady
jamaica
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