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This Day In Reggae

August 26
1847:The territory of Liberia gains its independence and is renamed the Free and Independent Republic of Liberia.
1964:Ras Leon is born in Spanish Town, Jamaica.
1975:H.I.M. Haile Selassie I passes away in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at the age of 83. (b. July 23, 1892)
Bob Marley recorded "Jah Live" at Harry J's Recording Studio at 10 Roosevelt Avenue in Kingston on a September night. Within a week, "Jah Live" was in every record store in Kingston. Now this single also can be heard on a boxset "Songs of Freedom". Marley performed "Jah Live" on stage of the "One Love Peace Concert" on April 22, 1978, "Sellasie I live!"
1996:Cecil Wellington aka Nicodemus passes away at the age of 39. (b. June 27, 1957)
At 7:45 a.m. on this day, he dies of complications of diabeties at Queens County Hospital in Queens, New York, USA.
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