Johnny Nash Biography – Johnny Nash Wiki
Johnny Nash (born John Lester Nash Jr.) was an American reggae and pop music singer-songwriter, actor, and producer. He was best known for the 1972 track “I Can See Clearly Now.”
Born in Houston, Texas, Nash started singing as a child at Progressive New Hope Baptist Church. He made his major-label debut in 1957 with the single “A Teenager Sings the Blues.” His first chart hit was a cover of Doris Day’s “A Very Special Love,” in early 1958, but his claim to fame was the 1972 reggae-influenced single “I Can See Clearly Now.” The single sold over one million copies, reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Nov. 4, 1972, and remained atop the chart for four weeks.
After covering Sam Cooke’s “Wonderful World” in 1976 and “Let’s Go Dancing” in 1979, Nash took a step back from the spotlight before releasing the 1986 album “Here Again.” In May 2006, Nash was reportedly singing at SugarHill Recording Studios and Tierra Studios in Houston and was working to transfer analog tapes of his songs from the 1970s and 1980s to digital formats.
Johnny Nash Age
He was born on August 19, 1940, in Houston, Texas, United States. He died on October 6, 2020, in Houston, Texas. He was 80.
Johnny Nash Wife
He was married three times. He was married to his wife Carli Nash at the time of his death.
Johnny Nash Children
Johnny Nash had two children: Johnny Nash Jr. and Monica.
Johnny Nash Family
Johnny Nash is survived by his son, Johnny Nash Jr., daughter, Monica, and wife, Carli Nash.
Johnny Nash Death
He died on October 6, 2020, at the age of 80, at his home in Houston, Texas. His son, Johnny Nash Jr., confirmed told The Associated Press.
Johnny Nash Cause of Death
Johnny Nash’s cause of death was not revealed.
Johnny Nash Net Worth
Johnny Nash’s net worth was estimated to be $2 million.