25 Mar 2015

Marty Duda's artist of the week: Jimmy Cliff

From Nine To Noon, 11:06 am on 25 March 2015

Reggae superstar Jimmy Cliff began his recording career at the tender age of 14, when his 1962 single, Hurricane Hattie was an instant hit in Jamaica. Cliff broke through to an international audience in 1969 with Wonderful World, Beautiful People and then solidified his place as a legend thanks to his contribution to the soundtrack of the 1972 film, The Harder They Come, in which he also starred. Over the years his recordings of songs like Many Rivers To Cross, You Can Make It If You Really Try and Sitting In Limbo have become reggae classics. Jimmy Cliff will play two shows, in Tauranga and Auckland, this weekend.