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VETERAN GROUP THE JAMAICANS – TO PERFORM OUTSIDE OF JAMAICA FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1972!

The Jamaicans 1967

By Basil Walters—-

ROCKSTEADY trio The Jamaicans will perform for the first time outside of Jamaica since splitting up in 1972. Best known as winners of the Festival Song Contest with Ba Ba Boom in 1967, the group scheduled to appear today in San Francisco.

“It is like a reunion for the group. It’s a great opportunity to be performing together again after so many years,” Weir told the Jamaica Observer.

THE JAMAICANS: Tommy Cowan (left) and Norris Weir in discussion at a recent event in Trench Town, St Andrew. (Photo: Jermaine Barnaby)

 

They will perform at the Rockit Room venue, backed by local band, The Delirians.

A minister of religion (for the past eight years) who now lives in Port St Lucie, Florida, Weir says the group plans to perform gospel and secular songs including Ba Ba Boom and Things You Say You Love, their other big hit.

He said Martin Williams, one of the original members, is unable to make the trip because of problems with his travel documents. Weir and Tommy Cowan, another original member, will be joined by singer Bunny Brown, formerly of the Chosen Few.

The Jamaicans formed in the mid-1960s in Kingston.

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