John Holt is one of the few Jamaican early singers like Desmond Decker, Alton Ellis, Gregory Isaacs etc, to have gained recognition on the international stage. His version of “Help Me Make it through the Night” which was recorded in 1973, was a top ten hit in the UK and well sold throughout Europe.
Born in 1947, he enrolled in a medical school training to be a doctor but his passion in music enabled him to join a group called “The Binders” In 1970 he had it big with “A Love That I can Feel” His albums “1000 Volts Of Holt” in 1973, from which he sang “Killing me softly” and “Help me make it through the night, “Dusty Roads” in 1974 and “2000 Volts of Holt” of which he sang his version of Bob Marley’s “Keep On Running” were instant sell outs.
John Holt might be still in music or out of music but his love songs are still been played on the air and in our bedrooms today.
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