In the UK johnny had his first hit single with Stir It Up which was written by Marley in the 1960s for his then wife.
In the same year of 1972 Johnny had his second hit called I Can See Clearly Now, which was actually written by Johnny himself. The song went gold in the UK and reached No. 5.
Johnny had his last hit of 1972 with There Are More Questions Than Answers a No. 9 UK hit.
We have to move on to 1975 for his next hit and his biggest single hit in the UK with the No.1 song Tears On My Pillow. The song was written by Ernie Smith who had nine albums himself in the 1970s.