Musicians we pretty quick to warm up to reggae music in the late 60s/early 70s, so that doesn't surprise me. It was regular people who shrugged their shoulders and said, "I don't get it."Gainsbourg [...] realized the significance of Reggae back in the mid-70s, when - (in Europe that is) - barely anyone did.
In 1972 John Lennon was telling the crowd at Madison Square Garden, "This is reggae, you'll be hearing it everywhere soon." Didn't quite work out like that, but that's how enthusiastic a lot of musicians were. I mean, a new rhythm - a new style of music doesn't come along every day, so it makes sense that musicians would gravitate toward it and be interested in it.
Ites green and gold it's the rainbow, it's a curious thing...
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