Born: Nov 23, 1949
In a career spanning four decades, Marcia Griffiths has earned her title
‘The Queen of Reggae’. Marcia Griffiths is Jamaica’s longest-running and
perhaps biggest female vocalist ever. Griffiths began as a teenager in Coxsone’s Studio One, where she recorded her first hit ‘Feel Like Jumping’. Then joined with Bob Andy ( former Paragons member) as Bob & Marcia and scored the Top Five U.K. pop hit ‘Young, Gifted and Black’. She formed The I Threes to back Bob Marley’s international tours and recordings from 1974-1980 and scored a massive international hit as a soloist with
‘Electric Boogie’ in the ’80s and created
a world class dance, the Electric Slide. Despite a few ’70s Rasta tunes like ‘Stepping out of Babylon’ she is known primarily for her strong, smooth-as-mousse love songs and captivating live performances.