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

 May 25
African Liberation Day
----: Super Blue is born.
1946: Jordan gains independence from Britain. (National Day)
1956: Sugar Minott (Lincoln Minott) is born in Kingston, Jamaica. (some say b. May 26)
1963: OAU (Organization of African Unity) is founded in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
2006: Desmond Dekker dies of a heart attack in his UK home at 4am Thursday. Age 64.

 May 26
1948: Lloyd Parks is born in Walton Gardens, Jamaica.
1976: Bob Marley & The Wailers perform at the Roxy, Los Angeles, California, USA.
"No Woman No Cry" performed on this concert is in a boxset "Songs of Freedom".
1997: Tony Johnson, co-founder of Reggae Sunsplash, passes away (dies of "a sudden and massive heart attack" according to attending paramedics) at his home in Pasadena, Carifornia, USA. Age 56. (b. 1941)
1999: Show promoter Gavin Sharpe passes away at the age of 27. (b. July 11, 1971)
Sharpe was stabbed to death on the roadway outside his home at about 8pm., and was taken the Spanish Town Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

 May 27
1969: Tanto Metro (Mark Anthony Wolfe) is born in St. Andrew, Jamaica.
1975: Alaskan Supereme Court ruling on constitutional right to privacy paves way for "legal" marijuana possession.
1977: Amy [Amy-N-Ryoo] is born.
1996: Shabba Ranks appears in court.
He was tried for illegal ganja possession and was let off with a light fine.

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