Clinton Fearon


Clinton Fearon was born close to Kingston but settles very early in the countryside in the province of St Catherine. It arrives at 16 years at Kingston. He discovers the music in the adventist church of his parish in Jamaica. Originating in the mountains of co. Catherine, it passes her adolescence to Kingston and creates there the group The Brothers, it tries some hearings without success, in particular at Treasure Isle. But it is through this group that it will meet Errol Grandison, which will propose to him to be the third Gladiator, in 1969, to replace David Weber. It enters initially the group as a singer. After the departure of Errol Grandison and David Webber, he then becomes the bass player and one of the background singers of the group The Gladiators from 1970 to 1987 (occasionally lead singer, for example on Chatty Chatty Mouth, Rich Man Poor Man, Get Ready and Let Jah Be Praised). During these years, he also works as a session-man with the Studio One of Coxsone, with the Black Ark Studio of Lee Perry or for Joe Gibbs, Yabby You, Joseph Hookim and Prince Tony Robinson.

Estimating not to have enough space within the group, he leaves the group suddenly and is established with the the United States, Seattle, following the American round of Gladiators of 1987, and intends to launch its career solo. Albert Griffiths will have evil to include/understand this gesture. Clinton creates, in Seattle, the group The Defenders which will be a success of regard with the maximum Rock your bones in 1989. The group ceases its activity in 1992.

Then, in 1994 the first album of Clinton Fearon & The Boogie Brown Band is released (Barbara Kennedy with the keyboards, Jeff De Melle with low, John Roddle and David Carpenter with the battery and Jason Cameron with the guitar lead): Disturb the devil mark truly the beginning of the career solo of Clinton Fearon. He creates the label Boogie Brown Productions. The albums Mystic Whisper will follow, What has system mixed by Scientist and a compilation of these three albums in 2002 Soon ComeGive and take proved that the inspiration of Clinton Fearon was not ready to stop.

The last but one chapter of its discography, Mi an’ mi guitar (Sankofa, 2005) offers the acoustic album that everyone waited, taking again some of the songs in which it was lead singer at the time Gladiators, like Rich man poor man and Streets of freedom .

Clinton publishes new a opus in 2006, Visions, which comprises, as in its preceding albums, long and melody songs which it leaves to play on scene in the United States and in all Europe.

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