‘I Can See Clearly Now’ Singer Johnny Nash Dead At 80

‘I Can See Clearly Now’ Singer Johnny Nash Dead At 80

10/08/2020

American reggae and pop music singer-songwriter Johnny Nash, known as the “I Can See Clearly Now” singer, died Tuesday.

His son Johnny Nash Jr. told media that the multi-talented musician’s health had been declining and breathed his last on Tuesday due to natural causes in his home in Houston, Texas. He is also survived by his daughter Monica and wife Carli Nash.

“I Can See Clearly Now” was the title song of Nash’s four-track album released in 1972.

Nash’s signature song is described as “2 minutes and 48 seconds of undiluted inspiration.”

Despite many famous singers covering it and being highly popular, “I Can See Clearly Now” never won a Grammy award.

Nash, who was also an actor and producer, was one of the first non-Jamaican singers to record reggae music in Kingston, Jamaica.

Besides “I Can See Clearly Now,” Nash recorded several hits in Jamaica, where he travelled in early 1968, as his girlfriend had family links with local TV and radio host and novel writer Neville Willoughby.

Nash sang the opening theme to the 1960s Trans-Lux cartoon The Mighty Hercules.

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