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

 December 5
1933: U.S. alcohol prohibition ends.
It ended at 5:32 p.m., when Utah became the last of 36 states to ratify the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
1955: Montgomery Bus Boycott starts.
The 45,000 African-American citizens of Montgomery organized car-pools or walked instead of riding on the buses and elected Martin Luther King as president of the newly-formed Montgomery Improvement Association. Many were arrested or violently harrassed, and the home of King was bombed. Finally the boycott, which was intended to last only one day and which brought national recognition to the movement and King, ended after 382 days, when Montgomery followed a Supreme Court decision and integrated the buses.
1966: Singer Richie Stephens (Richard Anthony Stevenson) is born in Westmore, Jamaica.
1976: Smile Jamaica Concert is held at National Heroes Park in Kingston, Jamaica
Bob and Rita Marley perform with bandage after being wounded in an assassination attempt two days before.
1985: "Under Me Sleng Teng" is cut at Prince Jammy's studio at 38 St. Lucia Road, Kingston, Jamaica.
It is the first full digital reggae recording, so launching ragga stage of reggae.

 December 6
1865: U.S. 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery, is ratified.
----: Lutan Fyah (Anthony Martin) is born.
1961: Franz Omar Fanon, psychoanalyst and social philosopher, passes away in Washington, D.C., USA. Age 36. (b. July 20, 1925)
1970: Ulf "Buddha" Ekberg [Ace Of Base] is born.

 December 7
1943: David Madden is born in Kingston.
1992: Bob Marley & The Wailers' boxset "Songs of Freedom" [Island] is certified Gold and Platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).
1994: Ace Of Base's album "The Sign" [Arista] is certified Multi (7.0) Platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).

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