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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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Born:
Apr 1, 1948 In Somerton district of St. James, Jamaica
Movie/TV Credits:
5
First Appeared:
In the movie Club Paradise 1986-07-11
Latest Project:
Movie Lennon or McCartney 2014-12-12
Known For
Filmography
Movie Lennon or McCartney Himself 2014-12-12
Movie Muscle Shoals Himself 2013-09-27
Movie Bob Marley: Marley Himself 2012-04-20
Movie Marked for Death Himself 1990-10-05
Movie Club Paradise Ernest Reed 1986-07-11