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

 October 24
United Nations Day
----: Cindy Breakspeare is born.
1945: United Nations is formally established with the ratification of the United Nations Charter.
1957: Handel Tucker [809; keyboard (until Dec. 1988)], songwriter/producer, is born in St. Ann, Jamaica.
1964: Zambia (N. Rhodesia) gains independence from Britain (National Day).
1973: Keith Richards is fined £205 and is given conditional discharges at Marlborough Street Magistrates Court in London for possession of marijuana, heroin and mandrax as well as a Smith and Wesson revolver and an antique shotgun, both held without a licence. Actress Anita Pallenberg, arrested with Richards on June 26 when police raided their Chelsea home, receives a conditional discharge.
1993: Funeral for Anthony Johnson aka Panhead is held. (Panhead passed away on October 11)
2005: Rosa Parks, black American civil rights activist, dies at her home of natural causes. Age 92.

 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.

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