All Quiet Now: John Holt. The Tide Is High.

Reggae vocalist John Holt, who sang the original version of Blondie’s hit The Tide is High, has died aged 67. His manager Copeland Forbes told the Jamaica Observer he died in a London hospital on Sunday. The cause of death has yet to be confirmed. Holt rose to fame in the 1960s as the lead singer of The Paragons, writing and releasing The Tide is High in 1967. He went solo in 1970 and went on to become one of the biggest stars of reggae music in Jamaica. Musicians paying tribute to the singer have included Jamaican rapper Shaggy,...

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