Tommy Cowan cheers on Festival Song finalists – Won in 1967 with ‘Baba Boom Time’ | Entertainment

In 1967, a group referred to as The Jamaicans, which comprised Tommy Cowan, Norris Weir, Owen Hylton and Martin Williams, won the Competition Song Level of competition, with a song titled Baba Boom Time. The gain secured for the group tours of the Caribbean, Canada and the United States and this put them on a trajectory to worldwide success.

Tommy Cowan, in an job interview with The Gleaner, recalled these halcyon times. “When we won with Baba Boom Time, we have been coming off two years of being victorious as winners of the Pop and Mento competitions and experienced

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