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

 April 18
----: Hortense Ellis is born in Trench Town, Kingston, Jamaica.
1980: Zimbabwe Rhodesia becomes the independent nation of Zimbabwe. (National Day)
1980: Bob Marley & The Wailers perform in Zimbabwe Independence Celebration at Rufaro Staduim, Salisbury, Zimbabwe, at the invitation of Zimbabwe's presient Robert Mugabe.
Marley calls the event the "greatest honor of my life."

 April 19
1949: Big Youth (Manley Augustus Buchanan) is born in Kingston, Jamaica. (The Guinness Who's Who of Reggae says b. February 1955)
1980: A day after Zimbabwe Independence Celbration, Bob Marley & The Wailers hold another concert for the ordinary people of Zimbabwe.

 April 20
1972: Stephen "Steve" Marley [Melody Makers] is born as the second son of Bob.
1981: Robert Nesta Marley (Bob Marley) is invested with the Order of Merit (O.M.)
1999: "Sandinista!" album [Epic] by The Clash is certified Gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America). "Story Of The Clash" album [Epic] is also certified Gold and Platinum on this day.

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