This Day In Reggae
|----:||Musician Billy Mystic is born.
|1948:||Martin Luther King, Jr., activist and civil rights leader, is ordained as a Baptist minister.
|1975:||Japanese female singer Kääna (formerly Little Kääna) is born.
|1993:||Jamaica's tabloid newspaper X-NEWS makes its first appearance.
Most of the editorial staff are former staff of The Weekend Enquire which went out of existence.
|1998:||Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers' "Fallen Is Babylon" [Elektra Records/EEG] wins the 40th annual Grammy's Best Reggae Album. Other nominees are:
"Big Up" - Aswad [Mesa/Atlantic Records]
"Appointment With His Majesty" - Burning Spear [Heartbeat Records]
"Rage And Fury" - Steel Pulse [Mesa/Atlantic Records]
"Freedom Of Speech" - Yellowman [RAS Records]
|1999:||Cynthia Schloss passes away (dies from cardiac complications) at her home in Kingston, Jamaica.
This Day in Reggae