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Eddy Grant (1948-)

Eddy Grant (born Edmond Montague Grant, 5 March 1948) is a British reggae musician born in Plaisance, Guyana. He had his first number-one hit in 1968, when he was the lead guitarist and main songwriter of the multiracial group The Equals, with his self-penned song "Baby Come Back".

Grant set up his own recording company, Ice Records, but more recently has returned to the West Indies from London, choosing Barbados as a more realistic venue for a recording company, rather than his country of origin. He has also produced for Sting, Mick Jagger and Elvis Costello.

from independent.co.uk, June 2008:

I'm vegetarian and I eat very simply. I'd rather eat a bowl of fruit than burden my stomach with a whole lot of unnecessaries.

from icerecords.com (owned by Grant) :

At 21, the pressures of his hectic recording and touring schedules took its toll. Though a tea-totaler and a staunch vegetarian, Grant suffered a severe heart attack which forced him to undertake a major evaluation of his future.

from a record review on amazon.com

Eddy Grant is a bona fide humanitarian, vegetarian, human rights advocate, animal welfare proponent and most importantly, a great songwriter, musician and singer.

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