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

 July 24
1951: Lynval Golding [Specials/Fun Boy Three; guitar, vocals] is born.
1954: Tony Moore [Wackies Rhythm Force; bass/vocals] is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
1993: UB40 scores its second No. 1 single, a cover of Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love" on U.S. chart, as "Promises And Lies", UB40's first album of the '90s, debuts at U.K. #1.
It marks the first time that someone has covered one of Presley's top 10 hits and bettered the peak position of the original song.

 July 25
----: Rita Marley is born Alpharita Constantia Anderson in Cuba.
1967: The Beatles and other U.K. rock groups urge the British government to legalize marijuana.
Their comments are made in a London Times advertisement signed by all four of the Beatles.
1985: Japanese story writer and musician Kenichi Yamakawa's story (paperback) "HOSHI TO Reggae NO SHIMA - The Natty Island" (Japanese title means "the island of stars and reggae") published by Kadokawa Shoten in Japan.
1995: "Marijuana X" published by Daisan Shokan in Japan.

 July 26
1966: Wayne Wonder (Von Wayne Charles) is born in Portland, Jamaica.
1943: Mick Jagger (Michael Phillip Jagger) is born in Dartford, Kent, SE England, U.K.
1956: Ronald Murphy [Wackies Rhythm Force; drums/vocals] is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
1980: UB40 supports Police at the "Rockatta De Bowl", Milton Keynes, Bucks.
1995: Birmingham secretary Deborah Banks wins her suit, brought against UB40 and its Fernscan Ltd company in February, after convincing High Court Judge Mr. Justice Harman that Don't Break My Heart's lyrics were based on her poem.

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