Jimmy Cliff tickets and 2018 tour dates

4 upcoming events

11 previous events

1,864 tracking this

upcoming events

Jimmy Cliff

Roundhouse in London

Thursday 5th July

Buy Tickets

Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul Festival 2018

Moseley Private Park, Alcester Road in Birmingham

Friday 6th July

View Event

Bestival 2018

The Lulworth Estate in East Lulworth

Thursday 2nd August

Get Tickets

BoomTown Fair 2018

Matterley Estate in Hampshire

Thursday 9th August

View Event


upcoming festivals

Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul Festival

Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul Festival

Moseley Private Park, Alcester Road in Birmingham

6th - 8th Jul 2018

» i
×

Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul Festival

Moseley Private Park, Alcester Road in Birmingham

6th - 8th Jul 2018

Adult tickets from 42 (+BF)

No age restrictions

Skiddle is an official ticket outlet of Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul Festival 2018. Get Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul Festival Festival tickets, news and information with Skiddle.com

Bestival

Bestival

The Lulworth Estate, East Lulworth, Dorset.

2nd - 5th Aug 2018

» i
×

Bestival

The Lulworth Estate, East Lulworth, Dorset.

2nd - 5th Aug 2018

From 175 (+BF)

No age restrictions

Bestival 2018. Get all the latest lineup, news, previews & info plus buy Bestival tickets.

BoomTown

BoomTown

Matterley Estate, Hampshire

9th - 12th Aug 2018

» i
×

BoomTown

Matterley Estate, Hampshire

9th - 12th Aug 2018

216+

No age restrictions

BoomTown Fair 2018 | Line-Up and Festival Info on Skiddle.com

Statistics

62% Spotify popularity

0%
 
100%

Biography

Jimmy Cliff was reggae’s first international star and remains its greatest living ambassador, having taken the music of Jamaica to all corners of the world. He had hits outside of Jamaica as far back as 1969, when “Wonderful World, Beautiful People” reached Number Six in Britain and Number 25 in the U.S. Yet his career breakthrough came in the Seventies, with the release of the soundtrack to The Harder They Come. That album served as a primer on reggae music for the uninitiated, and half of its tracks were by Jimmy Cliff. They included three songs that have become reggae standards: the ebullient “You Can Get It If You Really Want,” the anthemic “The Harder they Come” and the hymn-like “Many Rivers to Cross.”

In addition to writing and singing those songs, Cliff starred in the film. The Harder They Come was the first feature film written and directed by a Jamaican and shot on location using an all-native cast. Cliff played a budding singer from the Jamaican countryside who gets caught up in the renegade world of drugs and violence in the slums of Kingston. The movie became a huge success in Jamaica and a cult classic elsewhere. The soundtrack, released in America on Chris Blackwell’s Mango label (a subsidiary of his Island Records) in 1973, proved to be a steady seller, though it didn’t enter Billboard‘s album chart until March 1975 – still a full two months before Bob Marley and the Wailers first cracked the U.S. charts with Natty Dread.

Jimmy Cliff was born James Chambers in St. James, Jamaica. He adopted the stage name “Cliff” to acknowledge the heights he intended to climb. His first recordings date back to 1962, and two of his songs (“Ska All Over the World,” “Trust No Man”) were included on a 1964 anthology, The Real Jamaican Ska, released in the U.S. on Epic Records. Hooking up with legendary Jamaican producer Leslie Kong, Cliff unleashed a string of hit singles in his homeland throughout the Sixties, including “Hurricane Hattie,” “Miss Jamaica” and “King of Kings.” He was among those chosen to represent Jamaica at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York.

Jimmy Cliff mixes

Here are the latest Jimmy Cliff mixes uploaded to Soundcloud.

 

Jimmy Cliff videos

people who track Jimmy Cliff also track:

Download our app or subscribe to our push notifications to get the latest alerts for Jimmy Cliff

Do you promote/manage Jimmy Cliff? Login to our free Promotion Centre to update these details.

Playlist samples powered by the awesome Soundcloud

Videos provided by YouTube

All event data and news is © Skiddle Ltd