Another one gone

Johnny Nash, a singer-songwriter and performer of the million-selling anthem I Can See Clearly Now, has died at the age of 80.

Nash, who had been in declining health, died of natural causes at home in Houston, the city of his birth, said his son, Johnny Nash Jr.

7 thoughts on “Another one gone”

  1. Johnny had a beautiful pure voice. He could cover a song originally performed by Sam Cooke and make it sound every bit as good. A great talent.


  2. Eddie Van Halen too.

    “However, the guitarist had always been adamant that cigarettes had not been the cause of his ill health and instead believed his habit of carrying a metal guitar plectrum around in his mouth had caused the cancer.

    “I used metal picks – they’re brass and copper – which I always held in my mouth, in the exact place where I got the tongue cancer,” he said.

    “Plus, I basically live in a recording studio that’s filled with electromagnetic energy. So that’s one theory. I mean, I was smoking and doing a lot of drugs and a lot of everything. But at the same time, my lungs are totally clear. This is just my own theory, but the doctors say it’s possible.”

  3. Fuck fuck fuck Guava Jelly Stir it up(* sorry Bob much better) and the amazing Hold Me Tight . What a singer .. in a time when no-one sings the note without six other notes, oh for the pure clean beauty of that voice.
    Eddie I was not a huge fan of although I respect the talent. My guitar heros are more Nile Rodgers ,Steve Cropper Chet Atkins Keith Richards etc…. I know that amongst guitarists he was regarded as god like
    Jesus ..two good guys dead and Trump still with us –
    There is no justice in this life

  4. I really like Johnny Nash, bought a couple of his albums (I Can See Clearly Now and My Merry-Go-Round), but there is no way that his version of Stir It Up was a patch on Bob Marley’s absolute classic from the Catch a Fire album, after No Woman No Cry, it was the best thing he ever did.

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