‘I Can See Clearly Now’ Singer Specialized In Reggae-Pop Songs – Deadline

Johnny Nash, the angelic reggae-pop singer-songwriter who had US hits with “I Can See Clearly”, “Stir It Up” and “Hold Me Tight” died Tuesday at his Houston home. He was 80 years old. No cause of death was found.

Nash scored a pop smash in 1972 with his self-penned “I Can See Clearly Now,” which was # 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a month. He followed this success with a cover of reggae legend Bob Marley’s “Stir It Up”, which just missed the top 10. Nash’s first big pop hit was “Hold Me Tight,” which reached # 5 in 1968.

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