Jah Itagaki's REGGAE LIFE
   This Day in Reggae
and Nubian, Rasta, herb and related history

 August 25
1958: Singer Junior Delgado (Oscar Hibbert) is born in West Kingston, Jamaica.
1963: Singer Echo Minott (Noel Phillips) is born.

 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.

 August 27
----: Alvin Ewen [Steel Pulse (1983-); bass] is born.
1963: W(illiam) E(dward) B(urghardt) Du Bois, sociologist and black protest leader, passes away in Accra, Ghana. Age 95. (b. February 23, 1868)
It was the day before the March on Washington.
1991: Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers' album "Conscious Party" [Virgin] is certified Platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).

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