18 August 2015
Before opening tonights programme on the Main Stage, Clinton Fearon has taken his eternal smile to the Reggae University. With that same smile embedded in his serene face, the former member of Gladiators has spoken about his childhood, on how he discovered his artistic streak and how he got his first guitar and managed to make of the music his profession. “If I could do it, anyone can,” he said convincingly, in a message that exudes optimism, in the same way as his face.
The artist who was one of the protagonists of the 70s in the Jamaican music scene, showed the high moment of roots reggae over the review of his career with the legendary Gladiators , after the little immersion into his youth. He joined them in 1969 and shared the golden period of great albums released under the Virgin Records label. In a session that has gathered more public as the presence of Fearon inside the tent was confirmed, could not be forgotten to mention the solo career launched by the exGladiator after leaving the formation, in 1987, and his artistic rebirth around mid-90s, with the founding of the Boogie Brown Band.