The pop/reggae singer Johnny Nash died of natural causes on October 6, 2020 at his home and birthplace, Houston, Texas. He was 80 years old, his son said he had been in declining health. Johnny started singing R&B covers on TV at age 13 in 1953 and soon sang on Arthur Godfrey’s radio and TV shows on a seven year contract.
He moved to Jamaica and became friends with Bob Marley. In 1972 he recorded “I Can See Clearly Now” which was number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and Cashbox. It topped Billboard for four weeks and was also number one on the Adult Contemporary chart for the same stretch. Between 1958 and 1986 Johnny Nash recorded 17 Albums,