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  • Feb 6, 1945
    Reggae artist Bob Marley is born in Nine Mile, Jamaica. Noted for such songs as "Jammin'," "One Love" and "Three Little Birds," he's referenced in the 2014 Florida Georgia Line single "Sun Daze" and the 2020 Luke Bryan hit "One Margarita"
    Feb 10, 1966
    Songwriter Billy Rose dies of pneumonia in Jamaica. His compositions include "Barney Google," "Does The Spearmint Lose Its Flavor On The Bedpost Overnight" and "Without A Song," a 1984 country hit for Willie Nelson
    Jun 26, 1973
    Keith Richards is arrested at his home in Jamaica on multiple narcotics charges, plus firearms possession. He co-wrote "Honky Tonk Women," cited in the Country Music Foundation's "Heartaches By The Number" among country's 500 greatest singles
    Feb 21, 1976
    Johnny Cash breaks his ankle while experimenting with a metal detector in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Less than two hours later, his wife, June Carter, injures her ankle when she falls in a ditch
    Aug 13, 1979
    Johnny Cash and June Carter renew their wedding vows while vacationing in Jamaica. Upon return in September, he quashes Music Row rumors that he had an affair with Grand Ole Opry star Jan Howard
    Dec 21, 1981
    Three armed intruders break into Johnny Cash's home in Jamaica and take $35,000 in cash and jewelry, plus a car and the evening meal. During the robbery, they hold a gun to the head of Cash's son, John Carter, then lock the family in the wine cellar
    Jan 16, 1996
    Jimmy Buffett makes an emergency landing in his sea plane when Jamaican police open fire, believing the aircraft is carrying drugs. Instead, the plane is carrying Buffett and his guest, Bono, of U2
    May 29, 1996
    Singer/songwriter Becky Hobbs marries Glenn Frey guitarist Duane Sciacqua in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Hobbs authored Conway Twitty's 1987 hit "I Want To Know You Before We Make Love"
    May 26, 2000
    Lonestar's Michael Britt elopes with Renee Biegaj to Jamaica
    Dec 25, 2000
    Trick Pony members Ira Dean and Heidi Newfield observe Christmas at Johnny Cash's home in Jamaica

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