Eddy Grant

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Reggae Singer
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Date of Birth March 5, 1948
Place of Birth Plaisance, Guyana
Age 72 years old
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Eddy Grant

Edmond Montague Grant is a Guyanese-British singer-songwriter and musician. He was a founding member of The Equals, one of the United Kingdom's first racially integrated pop groups. His subsequent solo career included the platinum single "Electric Avenue". He also pioneered the genre ringbang.

Birth name: Edmond Montague Grant
Born: March 5, 1948, Plaisance, British Guiana, (now Plaisance, Guyana)
Origin: London, United Kingdom
Genres: Reggae, soca, ringbang, reggae rock, pop, electro-pop, funk, disco, calypso
Occupation(s): Musician
Instruments: Vocals, guitar, bass, drums, keyboards
Years active: 1965–present
Labels: Ice, Portrait, Epic, Enigma, Parlophone
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About Eddy Grant

Known for such chart-topping singles as "Baby Come Back," "I Don't Wanna Dance," and "Electric Avenue," this Guyanese-British singer and songwriter released the popular 1982 album Killer on the Rampage. Additionally, he invented a Caribbean music philosophy and genre known as "Ringbang."

Before Fame

He began his successful music career as the songwriter and guitarist for a London-based R&B group called The Equals.

Achievement

Many of his songs, including "Living on the Front Line" and "War Party," contain political (particularly anti-apartheid) messages.

Family Life

Born in Guyana, he moved to England as a young child and grew up primarily in the Kentish Town neighborhood of northern London.

Associations

A music producer as well as a recording artist, he produced tracks for such legendary musicians as Mick Jagger and Sting.

Information related to Eddy Grant

  • Music of Guyana - The music of Guyana encompasses a range of musical styles and genres that draw from various influences including: Indian, Latino-Hispanic, European, African, Chinese, and Amerindian music.
  • Caribbean music in the United Kingdom
  • Guyanese musicians
  • English reggae musicians
  • British Guiana people
  • British disco musicians
  • Afro-Guyanese people
  • Guyanese reggae singers
  • British reggae musicians
  • Parlophone artists
  • International opponents of apartheid in South Africa
  • Black British musicians
  • English pop singers
  • English rock singers
  • English guitarists
  • English rock guitarists
  • Epic Records artists
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