#112 Jimmy Cliff / J.J. Williams – 01 April 1948

Jimmy Cliff

Photo by Philippe Jimenez

The Honourable Jimmy Cliff, OM (born James Chambers; 1 April 1948) is a Jamaican ska and reggae singer, musician, and actor. He is the only currently living musician to hold the Order of Merit, the highest honour that can be granted by the Jamaican government for achievement in the arts and sciences. He is best known among mainstream audiences for songs such as You Can Get It If You Really Want and Many Rivers To Cross and his covers of Cat Stevens’ Wild World and Johnny Nash’s I Can See Clearly Now.

J.J. Williams

John James Williams (born 1 April, 1948 in Nantyffyllon), known universally as J.J. Williams, is a former Welsh rugby union player who gained thirty caps for Wales as a winger.


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Bruce Andrews is a U.S. poet.
Thomas Joseph Tobin is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church .
Douglas A. Sutherland is a former American football defensive tackle in the NFL.
Andrea Feldman was an American actress and Warhol Superstar .
Kenneth King is an American post-modern dancer and choreographer.
Larry Stewart was an American philanthropist from Kansas City.
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