World News – United States – Johnny Nash, ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ singer, dies at 80


LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Johnny Nash, American pop and reggae singer-songwriter, best known in the United States since 1972 hitting, « I can see clearly now, » died Tuesday in his home, his son confirmed to CBS Los Angeles He was 80 years old

Johnny Nash performs live at the Drury Lane Theater in London on January 1, 1978 (Photo by Terry Lott / Sony Music Archive via Getty Images)

Born in Houston, Nash began singing as a child at the Progressive New Hope Baptist Church He made his major label debut in 1957 with the single « A Teenager Sings the Blues »

Her first chart hit was a cover of Doris Day’s « A Very Special Love » in early 1958, but her fame was the 1972 reggae-influenced single « I Can See Clearly Now » The single sold at over a million copies, reached No 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 November 4, 1972 and stayed atop the charts for four weeks

After covering Sam Cooke’s « Wonderful World » in 1976 and « Let’s Go Dancing » in 1979, Nash took a step back before releasing the 1986 album « Here Again »

In May 2006, Nash was singing at SugarHill and Tierra recording studios in Houston and was working on transferring analog tapes of his songs from the 1970s and 1980s to digital formats

Johnny Nash

World News – United States – Johnny Nash, « I Can See Clearly Now » Frontman Dies at 80



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