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He was a founding member of The Equalsone 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. Grant was born in PlaisanceBritish Guianalater moving to Linden. InGrant formed the Equalsplaying guitar and singing background vocals, and the band had two hit albums and a minor hit with the single "I Get So Excited" before having a number one hit in with his song " Baby Come Back ".
In this period he also worked as a songwriter and producer for other artists, including the Pyramids producing their debut single "Train Tour to Rainbow City" and Prince Busterfor whom he wrote "Rough Rider", and started the Torpedo record label, releasing British-made reggae singles.
On 1 JanuaryGrant suffered a heart attack and collapsed lungleading to his departure from the Equals to concentrate on production, opening his own Coach House Studios in the grounds of his Stamford Hill home inand starting Ice Records ininitially distributed by Pye Records and later by Virgin Records.
A self-titled solo album released in made little impact, nor did the proto- soca Message Mancompleted and released inon which Grant played all the instruments himself. Grant became based in Barbados from where he Monkey Banana - Fela Kuti - Anthology 1 his Blue Wave Studiosthe same year releasing his most successful album, Killer on the Rampagewhich included his two biggest solo hits, " I Don't Wanna Dance ", which spent three weeks at number one in the UK as well as selling well internationally, and " Electric Avenue ", which reached no.
A lean period followed; Neighbour Neighbour - Eddy Grant - The Very Best Of Eddy Grant Road To Reparation theme song for Romancing the Stone was cut from the film and stalled outside the UK top 50 when released as a single, although it fared better in the US. He returned to the charts in with the anti-apartheid single " Gimme Hope Jo'anna ", a no. He continued releasing albums in the s, including Barefoot SoldierPaintings of the SoulSoca Baptismand Hearts and Diamonds InNeighbour Neighbour - Eddy Grant - The Very Best Of Eddy Grant Road To Reparation remix of Electric Avenue reached no.
Inhe Soon As I Get Home - Dean James - Intimacy the album Reparation. InGrant performed at Nelson Mandela 's 90th birthday concert, and also played several dates in the UK, including the Glastonbury Festival. Init was announced that Grant would receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the government of Guyana.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Guyana born British reggae musician. Reggae rock   pop  electro-pop  funk  disco  calypso  new wave  ringbang . Vocals guitar bass drums keyboards. Ice Portrait Epic Enigma Parlophone. Main article: Eddy Grant discography. Archived from the original on 29 June Retrieved 29 June The New York Times.
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