Johnny Nash

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1993 (The 1994 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

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I Can See Clearly Now (1972)

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Will Johnny Nash be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


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No comments yet for Mr. Nash? Maybe now that Jimmy Cliff is in he'll have a better chance but I doubt we'll see him inducted. His cover of "Stir It Up" is a great summer time song though

Posted by Keebord on Sunday, 01.17.10 @ 13:06pm

I too am surprised there's hardly any comments on this guy! I can't really say this guy was influential, but he helped bring reggae into the mainstream (even before Bob Marley). Not bad for a non-Jamaican. I sort of parallel his career with Bill Withers in terms of chart success. It is very easy to forget that Nash has recorded since the 1950s.

That would be cool if Nash did get in the RRHOF. For one, his name would be very similar to another Hall of Famer (guess which one). Also, Jimmy Cliff (who's already in the HOF) re-popularized Nash's biggest hit 22 years after it first became popular. We shall see on this one.

Posted by Jason Voigt on Saturday, 07.11.15 @ 11:45am
An important figure in early Reggae.

Had big hits with "Hold Me Tight" and "I Can See Clearly Now"...but has also had a LONG string of hits going back to the mid 1950's...Long BEFORE Marley was ever even HEARD OF.

Marley wrote the song "Stir It Up" in '68...but JOHNNY NASH was the one to have a big hit with it.
Johnny has had many WORLD WIDE HITS. He has charted in the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia.

He actually signed Bob Marley & The Wailers to HIS label, JAD Records
Singer, Songwriter,Producer, Record Label Owner.

Johnny Nash definitely deserves consideration !!! How did Marley and Cliff get in BEFORE HIM ?

Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 08.22.15 @ 17:37pm

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