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

 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).

 August 28
1833: Slavery abolished in the British colonies
1953: (some say 1955): Beres Hammond is born (Hugh) Beresford Hammond in St. Mary, Jamaica.
1963: March on Washington, then the largest single demonstration in U.S. History at the time, begins.
200,000 people join in the march. Martin Luther King, Jr., activist and civil rights leader, delivers his famous "I Have A Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial.
1967: Paul Herbert Kastic [809/Big Mountain; drums] is born.

 August 29
1978: Singer Kashief Lindo is born as the son of Wilbert Lindo aka Willie Lindo, guitarist and producer, in Kingston, Jamaica.
1995: Shaggy's single "Boombastic" [Virgin] is certified Gold and Platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).
1997: PolyGram chief Alain Levy writes Chris Blackwell a letter suggesting that he consider resigning from the board of directors.
Two months later, Blackwell wrote Levy a letter, in essence agreeing.

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