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

 January 19
1957: Michael "Mickey" Virtue [UB40; keybords] is born in Birmingham, England.
1994: Bob Marley, John Lennon, Rod Stewart, The Grateful Dead, The Animals, The Band, Duane Eddy, and Elton John are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame.

 January 20
1958: Adrian Sherwood, producer and dub master, is born in London, England.
1989: Roger Fulgence Kassy passes away.
He was a producer for Ivory Coast goverment-managed TV station. One of his great accomplishment is that he discovered Alpha Blondy's talent and opened the road to his success.
1993: Shabba Ranks' album "X-tra Naked" [Epic] is certified Gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).
1993: Inauguration of two previous marijuana users -- Bill Clinton and Al Gore -- to White House.
2005: Popular dance hall personality Bogle (Gerald Levy) shot dead along Constant Spring Road in St. Andrew.

 January 21
1967: Tsuyoshi Kawakami [Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra; bass] is born in Tokyo, Japan.
1980: Lee "Scratch" Perry expresses his opinion to Japan's minister of justice over the case which Paul McCartney is being jailed in Tokyo for marijuana possession.
"Please do not consider the amount of herbs involved excessive. Master PAUL McCARTNEY's intensions are positive.", BABY BLUE GREEN STAR PIPECOCK JACKSON LEE "SCRATCH" PERRY BANANA EYE I PEN JA NATURES LOVE DEFENDER said.
1998: Florida's governor and cabinet unanimously vow to fight an attempt to amend the state's constitution to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes.

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