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

 January 23
1959: (some say 1957 or 1955): Earl Falconer [UB40; bass] is born in Birmingham, England.
1973: James Eduardo McWhinney [Big Mountain] is born.

 January 24
1966: Ninjaman (Desmond Ballantine) is born in St. Mary, Jamaica.
----: Da'Ville (Orville Thomas) is born.
1995: Japanese popular singer Nagabuchi Tsuyoshi is arrested for possession of 1 gram of marijuana.

 January 25
1875: Anti-slavery society formed in NY.
1952: Timothy White, author of Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley, is born in Paterson, N.J.
1956: Andy Cox [(English) Beat; guitar] is born in Birmingham, England.
1980: Paul McCartney is released from a Tokyo jail where he'd been imprisoned after trying to carry a half pound of marijuana through customs at the Tokyo airport, and is deported back to Britain.
1989: UB40's single "Red Red Wine" [A&M] is certified Gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).
1994: Deborahe Glasgow passes away (dies of a brain hemorrhage). (b. 1965)
1994: Ace Of Base's album "The Sign" [Arista] is certified Gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).

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