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

 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.

 July 27
Sorry, no event

 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)

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