80 year old Johnny Nash passes away on Tuesday morning said his son John Nash. He was famously known for his 1972 hit, “I Can See Clearly Now.”
The pop music singer and song writer passed away at the age of 80 from natural causes at his Houston home, said his son.
The singer began his career back in the 1950 and then in 1960 he started his own JAD Records along with Danny Sims while he lived in Jamaica and then paired with Bob Marley and other group members.
Sims told reporters in 2012 that, “Johnny loved reggae. And he loved Bob and the guys. He taught Bob how to sing on the mic, and they taught Johnny how to play the reggae rhythm.”
His hit song hit the No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on Nov 4, 1972 and stayed on the top for weeks. It also returned back to the billboard chart when it was recorded by Jimmy Cliff.
Nash was also the singer for the opening theme song of the cartoon series called The Mighty Hercules that aired back in 1960’s. Nash was one of the first non- Jamaican singers to record reggae music in Kingston, Jamaica.