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Eddie Grant

Edmond Montague "Eddy" Grant (born 5 March 1948) is a Guyanese British musician. The AllMusic journalist Jo-Ann Greene noted: "Eddy Grant stands among an elite group of artists as one who has not just merely moved successfully across the musical spectrum, but has actually been at the forefront of genres and even created one of his own. From pop star to reggae radical, musical entrepreneur to the inventor of ringbang, the artist has cut a swath through the world of music and made it his own."

Grant was born in Plaisance, Guyana. When he was a young boy, his parents emigrated to London, England, where he settled. He lived in Kentish Town and went to school at the Acland Burghley Secondary Modern at Tufnell Park.


When he was still a young boy, his parents emigrated to London, UK, where he settled. He lived in Kentish Town and went to school at the Acland Burghley Secondary Modern at Tufnell Park.
In 1982, his solo recording of "I Don't Wanna Dance" spent three weeks at Number One in the UK Singles Chart. He scored a Top Ten album in the same year, with Killer on the Rampage.
In 1984, Grant had a minor hit single in the U.S. with his original song written to accompany the Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner film, Romancing the Stone.
His later single, "Gimme Hope Jo'anna", during the apartheid regime ("Joanna" stood for Johannesburg, South Africa) was a song about apartheid in that country, and was subsequently banned by it.
In 2001, Eddy Grant, The Greatest Hits was released. He also appeared at that year's Party in the Park concert.
June 29 2008 Eddy Grant performed at the Glastonbury Festival.

 

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