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

 March 30
1945: Dwight "Brhther Dee" Pinkney [Sharks/Zap Pow/Roots Radics; guitar] is born in Manchester, Jamaica.
1945: Eric Clapton (Eric Patrick Clapp) is born in Ripley, Surrey, England.
1965: Singer Little John is born in Kingston, Jamaica.

 March 31
1968: Mad Cobra (Ewart Everton Brown) is born in Kingston, Jamaica. (some say 1970)
1983: "Electric Avenue" single by Eddy Grant is released.
1984: "Red Red Wine" by UB40 peaks at #34 on the Billboard pop singles chart.
1992: Bob Marley & The Wailers' compilation album "Legend" [Island] is certified Multi (3.0) Platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).
2003: Sean Paul's album "Dutty Rock" [Atlantic] is certified Platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).

 April 1
April Fool's Day
1933: U.S. Cullen-Harrison Act goes into effect.
This Act removed low alcohol beer from coverage by the 18th Amendment, alcohol prohibition which became effective in 1920. The Prohibition would end on December 5th.
1948: Jimmy Cliff (James Chambers) is born in St. Catherine, Jamaica.
1967: The Black Panther Party is formed.
1987: Final broadcast of Osaka Reggae Street is heard on OBC Radio (Japan) after being on the air 16 weeks.

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