KINGSTON, Jamaica — Marcia Griffiths and Freddie McGregor, whose careers started at Studio One in the early 1960s, are headliners for the ‘Valentine’s Affair’ show in Atlanta, Georgia on February 16.
The event, which also features singers Mikey Spice and Everton Blender, will be held at The Atrium.
?McGregor was a protege of Studio One patriarch Clement ‘Coxson’ Dodd. His hit run actually started with Dodd in the 1970s with the hard-hitting roots songs ‘Bobby Babylon’ and ‘Bandulu’.
His career went international a decade later with a flurry of hits like ‘Big Ship’, ‘Just Don’t Want to Be Lonely’, ‘Push Come to Shove’ and ‘That Girl’.
McGregor says at times it is a task to select a playlist whenever he tours or is billed for a show like Valentine’s Affair.
“It’s quite difficult to pick a set when you have so much material to choose from but you try to do the ones you think they the fans will want to hear,” he says.?
?Griffiths is celebrating her 50th anniversary as a performer this year. She started as a rocksteady act at Studio One, scoring with a number of hits including ‘Feel like Jumping’, ‘Melody Life’ and ‘Really Together’ (with Bob Andy).
She was a member of Bob Marley’s harmony group, the I-Three, during the 1970s but also recorded a number of inspirational songs such as ‘Stepping Outa Babylon’ and ‘Dreamland’.
She continues to make the charts, her most recent hit being ‘Automatic’ with Busy Signal.
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