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Jimmy Cliff

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  • Year:
    2010
  • Inducted by:
    Wyclef Jean
  • Category:
    Performers
Jimmy Cliff

Hall of Fame Essay

2010

Rob Bowman

Jimmy Cliff had done nothing but star in the 1972 film The Harder They Come, he would merit induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Masterfully playing the role of Ivan, a country boy trying to break into the thoroughly corrupt Jamaican music industry, Cliff embodied the hopes, aspirations, and sounds of roots reggae at its best.

when we saw Jimmy Cliff, we saw ourselves

Wyclef Jean

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