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

 July 28
----: Delano Thomas [Renaissance Disco] is born in the parish of St. Andrew, Jamaica.
1965: DJ Prezident Brown (Fitz Albert Cotterell) is born in Colonel Ridge, Clarendon, Jamaica. (some say b. July 26)
1998: Bob Marley & The Wailers' video "Time Will Tell" [Polygram Music Video] is certified Gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).
1999: Beenie Man and three other members of Shocking Vibes Production Ltd. (Ralston McKenzie, Raymond Ledgister and Andrew Thomas) touring the U.S. are arrested and chaged with ganja possession in Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States.
1999: (some say July 27th or 29th) Simon 'Mahlathini' Nkabinde, lead singer of mbaquanga (Zulu pop music) group Mahlathini & the Mahotella Queens, passes on in Vosloorus, South Africa, after a long illness with diabetes. Age 61. (b. 1938, Newcastle)

 July 29
1995: "Boombastic/Summer Time" by Shaggy hit #4 on the pop chart.
1997: "Dancehall Queen", all-Jamaican film produced by Island Jamaica Films, premieres at Kingston, Jamaica's Carib Theater.
Beenie Man, Lady Saw, Anthony B and Chevelle Franklyn perform in the production.

 July 30
1963: Apache Scratche (Raymond Hudson) is born in St. Mary, Jamaica.

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