Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues had a tale to tell. After getting lost in Jamaica on vacation and feeling very white, he nearly had the chain his mother gave him snatched by a group of locals. Then he got high. This harrowing tale became the song Dreadlock Holiday a reggae like song which earned the #44 position on the Billboard Hot 100.
I first heard this song in The Mighty Boosh, you may remember it from this clip. I though surely it was a song composed by Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding, blinded as I am by their good looks and charm. I was so wrong; 10cc, who are most well known in America for the stubborn lovesick anthem “I'm Not In Love” (another smashing ditty), deserve all the credit.
Dreadlock Holiday is off of their 1978 release, the aptly titled Bloody Tourists.