Eddy Grant had his first number one hit record in 1968 at twenty years old. Grant had moved to the UK from Guyana when he was a boy, and he was lead guitarist of The Equals - a UK multi-racial band. The song he penned - Baby Come Back/Hold Me Closer - was a hit in 1968, and again in 1994 when it was covered by Pato Banton with UB40. In 1978, Grant released his third solo album - Walking On Sunshine. The album's biggest songs were the title track, and the political protest song Living On The Frontline. Grant wrote numerous songs protesting the apartheid regime in South Africa, including the anti-apartheid reggae anthem Gimmee Hope Jo'anna - which was banned in South Africa when it was released in 1988.
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