Bio As many legends throughout history do, the whole story starts during a devastating storm… We open on the Somerton District of St. James, Jamaica. With only one midwife tending to the entire village, a mother gives birth to a child, wraps him in a sheet, and takes him to shelter at a neighbor’s home as the hurricane blows her house away. However, everybody agrees, “There’s something special about this boy.” He becomes famous by the age of 14 for a hit coincidentally entitled “Hurricane Hattie.” He goes on to popularize reggae music everywhere. He changes the world. Nearly seventy years later, he doesn’t stop. This is the story of Jimmy Cliff.