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Eddy Grant to release 'very best-of' CD

LOS ANGELES, June 17 (UPI) -- Caribbean music icon Eddy Grant, who owns all his own recordings, has made a pact with Universal Music Enterprises to distribute his song catalog.
Stars line up for Mandela birthday concert

Stars line up for Mandela birthday concert

LONDON, May 6 (UPI) -- Queen, Leona Lewis and Annie Lennox have signed on to perform at Nelson Mandela's upcoming 90th birthday concert in London, organizers said.

Damian Marley carries on dad's legacy

NEW YORK, May 8 (UPI) -- Reggae icon Bob Marley's son, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, won entertainer of the year at New York's 25th Annual International Reggae & World Music Awards.

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Narch 1-7.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include British singer/actor Murray Head, who was born in 1946 (age 57); reggae singer/songwriter Eddy Grant in 1948 (age 55); Dire Straits keyboardist Alan Clark in 1952 (age 51); and the late Andy Gibb was born in 1958.
By United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(March 5) Today's birthdays include British singer/actor Murray Head, who was born in 1946 (age 56); reggae singer/songwriter Eddy Grant in 1948 (age 54); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(March 2) Today's birthdays include country singer Doc Watson in 1923 (age 79); guitarist Willie Chambers of the Chambers Brothers in 1938 (age 64); Lou Reed in 1943 (age 59); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Eddy Grant (born Edmond Montague Grant, 5 March 1948 in Plaisance, British Guiana) is a British reggae musician.

When he was still a young boy, his parents relocated to London, UK, where he settled. He lived in Kentish Town and went to school at the Acland Burghley Secondary Modern at Tufnell Park.

He had his first number-one hit in 1968, when he was the lead guitarist and main songwriter of the group The Equals, with his song "Baby Come Back". The tune also later topped the UK Singles Chart again when it was covered by Pato Banton. Another Equals' hits included "Viva Bobby Joe". In 1971, Grant went home to Guyana following a collapsed lung and heart infection which put him out of action at the beginning of that year. He promptly left The Equals to pursue his solo career.

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