b. Trevor Shaw, 30 November 1949, St. Catherine, Jamaica, West Indies. In the late 60s Shaw recorded, with the Inspirations, the Joe Gibbs -directed hits GÇÿTake Back Your DuckGÇÖ, GÇÿLa LaGÇÖ and GÇÿThe Train Is ComingGÇÖ. He achieved international renown in the early 70s with the Impact All Stars at RandyGÇÖs studios. His version of Simon And GarfunkelGÇÖs GÇÿBridge Over Troubled WaterGÇÖ topped the Jamaican chart and was equally successful in the UK reggae charts. This was swiftly followed by GÇÿA Little LoveGÇÖ, and both songs were featured on Bridge Over Troubled Waters. Versions of the TemptationsGÇÖ GÇÿJust My ImaginationGÇÖ and GÇÿItGÇÖs Now Or NeverGÇÖ were also lifted from the album for release as singles. In 1974 GÇÿRock And Roll LullabyGÇÖ made a significant impression on the reggae chart with its infectious GÇÿNa na na itGÇÖll be alrightGÇÖ chorus. He then topped the reggae chart for two consecutive months with GÇÿNo Letter TodayGÇÖ, which was released on the Dragon label. With a variety of producers, the hits GÇÿTogetherGÇÖ, GÇÿJim Say HelloGÇÖ and GÇÿDonGÇÖt Keep The KidsGÇÖ, sustained his high profile in the specialist charts. In 1975 London toured the UK, making his debut at the Lyceum in London supporting soul artist George McCrae. London joined forces with Pat Rhoden, releasing the first single on the newly formed Jama label, GÇÿWhat Good Am IGÇÖ, which was soon followed by GÇÿIGÇÖm Your PuppetGÇÖ and GÇÿAm I That Easy To ForgetGÇÖ. By 1976 he had recorded GÇÿThank The LordGÇÖ, featured on Welcome To My World, which included a remake of his earlier hit GÇÿA Little LoveGÇÖ, a version of the DriftersGÇÖ GÇÿKissinGÇÖ In The Back Row Of The MoviesGÇÖ and the particularly popular GÇÿHold OnGÇÖ. Jimmy London continued to record throughout the 70s and 80s.Portions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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