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

 August 17
1887: Marcus Garvey is born in St. Ann, Jamaica.
1943: Michael Leopold 'Zappow' Williams is born.
1960: Gabon gains independence from France. (National Day)
1983: Mikey Smith passes away.

 August 18
----: Musician/producer Dalton Browne is born.
1965: Wycliffe 'Steely' Johnson [& Clevie] is born in Kingston, Jamaica.

 August 19
1940: Johnny Nash is born in Houston, USA.
1964: DJ Wickerman (David Taylor) is born in Linstead, St. Catherine, Jamaica.
1989: Desmond Tutu, black South African Anglican Archbishop, defies apartheid laws by walking alone on a South African beach.
2006: Joseph Hill, lead vocalist of reggae group Culture, dies while on tour in Berlin, Germany. He was 57.

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