Joseph Hill

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Birthday
22, 1949
Birthplace
Jamaica
Death Date
Aug 19, 2006 (57)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
22, 1949
Birthplace
Jamaica
Death Date
Aug 19, 2006 (57)

About

Best remembered as the songwriter and lead vocalist for the roots reggae group Culture, this Jamaican musician recorded over twenty albums and released such hit songs as "International Herb," "Stop Fussing and Fighting," and "Two Sevens Clash."

Before Fame

Before establishing Culture in the mid 1970s, he entered the music industry as a disc jockey, drummer, and backup singer.

Trivia

He was a member of the Jamaican Rastafari spiritual movement.

Family Life

Following Hill's death, his son Kenyatta began performing with Culture.

Associated With

Recognizing the depth of Hill's contribution to Jamaican music and culture, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller delivered a eulogy at his 2006 funeral.