Eddy Grant (b. 1948) is a Guyanan musician. Born Edmond Montague Grant on the 5th March 1948 in Plaisance, Guyana, he emigrated with parents to London, England when he was still young. As a teenager he formed the multi-racial group The Equals. He sported dyed blonde hair, and had his first million-selling number-one hit in 1968, when he was the lead guitarist and main songwriter with his song "Baby Come Back". Grant openly used his songwriting for political purposes, as in "Police on My Back", and later "Gimme Hope Jo'anna" about the then-current apartheid regime of South Africa.