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Eddy Grant – the Ringbang man and a national icon is a ‘Special Person’

Eddy Grant – the Ringbang man and a national icon is a ‘Special Person’

 MARCH 3, 2013 | BY KNEWS |  By Adam Harris

Eddy Grant

Eddy Grant

“All of us have thought that to be inclusive is best. One needs to be oneself. It is only when you are these things that you become truly valuable to yourself and to the world.”

He is undoubtedly Guyana’s most famous artiste. He has soared to the heights of the music world and today he is an icon. He may not appear as active in the music world, simply because he works at his own pace and engages in other music business endeavours rather than churning out albums as others do, but he is nevertheless as influential as at any time in his very long and distinguished career.

He was the hottest thing in London after the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, the dazzling performer on South African stage and the only Guyanese whose music was to form a question on the American television programme, Jeopardy. He is also the father of the Barbadian music industry and today his company controls a significant part of Trinidad and Tobago’s musical output.

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