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

 June 23
1997: The last issue of the Japanese Reggae Magazine (No.59) is published. It features articles on Sly & Robbie.
2003: Singer Vic Taylor, Byron Lee and the Dragonaires lead singer, dies of cardiac arrest at Mercy Medical Centre in Rockville Centre, NY, at age 56.
2012: Club Jamaica, a reggae club of long standing at Nishiazabu, Tokyo since 1987, held their last dance.

 June 24
1937: U.S. Marijuana Transfer Tax Law passed.
1950: Derrick "Duckie" Simpson [Black Uhuru] is born.
1957: (some say 1959): Astro [UB40; toaster] (Terence Wilson) is born in Birmingham, England.
1991: Glen Augustus Holness aka Nitty Gritty passes away at the age of 34. (b. 1957)
He was shot dead outside Super Power record shop in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
1991: UB40's album "Labour Of Love II" [Virgin] is certified Platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).
1993: Bob Marley & The Wailers' compilation album "Legend" [Island] is certified Multi (4.0) Platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).

 June 25
1919: Black Star Line is launched by Marcus Garvey and UNIA (Universal Negro Improvement Association).
1963: Super Cat (William Maragh) is born in Kingston 11, Jamaica.
1975: Mozambique gains independence from Portugal. (National Day)
1978: Florida legalizes medical marijuana.

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