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Born: 1943
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Genres: Rock And Roll, Reggae, Blues And Soul

Garland Jeffreys (born 1943 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African-American and Puerto Rican singer-songwriter. His music is a unique blend of rock and roll, reggae, blues and soul. Jeffreys is from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. Jeffreys majored in arts at Syracuse University where he met Lou Reed before The Velvet Underground became active. In 1966, Jeffreys played in Manhattan nightclubs. Grinder's Switch, a group founded by him in 1969, released one album before breaking up in 1970. Jeffreys played guitar on John Cale's 1969 debut solo album ''Vintage Violence'' and contributed the song "Fairweather Friend". In 1973, he released his first solo album, ''Garland Jeffreys'', on Atlantic Records. ... Continue Bio >>


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