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

 February 11
----: Ansel Cridland [Linkers, Meditations] is born.
1847: Phonograph inventor Thomas Alva Edison is born in Milan, Ohio.
1956: Singer Simple Simon is born in Jamaica.
1989: A memorial dance for a great dub master Osbourne Ruddock aka King Tubby (d. February 6) is held at front of King Tubbys Studio from 8 p.m. through following morning by King Jammy, a disciple of King Tubby. Admiral Bailey, Tinga Stewart and others join in.
1990: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela is freed from Robben Island prison after serving 27 years.
2000: Legendary calypsonian Lord Kitchener (Aldwyn Roberts) passes away at 10:45 a.m. at the Mount Hope Hospital in Port of Spain, Trinidad, at age 77.

 February 12
1965: Cutty Ranks (Philip Thomas) is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
1972: Frisco Kid (Steve Wray) is born in Western Kingston, Jamaica.
1975: Stevie Face (Anwar Hanchard) is born at Princess Margaret Hospital, St. Thomas, Jamaica.
1989: Funeral for the great dub master Osbourne Ruddock aka King Tubby, passed away February 6th, is held.
His family, many engineers and producers who have learned from King Tubby and 3,500 people attend the funeral in the rain.

 February 13
2002: Stephen Marley and Julian Marley were arrested for possession of marijuana in Florida. (FULL STORY)

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