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

 October 25
1983: Gyptian (Windel Edwards) is born.
1988: Tenor Saw (b. Clive Bright) is found dead of undetermined causes in the street of Houston, Texas, USA. Age 21. Ring the alarm!
2010: Gregory Isaacs passes away after a battle with cancer.

 October 26
1947: King Jammy (aka Prince Jammy) (Lloyd James) is born in Montego Bay, St. James, Jamaica.
1965: The Beatles receive their MBE (Member of the British Empire) medals from Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace, London. Before the event, they stop over in the toilets for herb joint.
John Lennon returned his medal four years later in protest of Britain's involvement in the Nigerian Civil War.
1983: UB40 performs at Hammersmith Odeon, London.
This show was filmed and released as a videogram "UB40 live" from Virgin.

 October 27
----: Bernard 'Touter' Harvey [Soul Syndicate/Wailers/Inner Circle; keyboards] is born.
1969: Twiggy (Marie Gittens) [54-46] is born. (some say b. October 10)
1971: Republic of the Congo becomes Republic of Zaire.
1990: Nelson Mandela visits Japan.
2000: Drummer Winston Grennan passes away after experiencing respiratory complications.

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