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

 May 22
----: Conrad Crystal (Conrad Hunter) is born.
1947: Jimmy Riley (Martin James Norman Riley) is born in Jonestown, Kingston, Jamaica on 22 May 1947.
1954: Jerry Dammers [Specials; songwriter/keyboardist] is born.
1972: Sheryl Watson is born.
1989: Some burglars broke into the Music Works Studio before dawn. DAT, deck, monitor and other equipments ware stolen.

 May 23
1934: Robert Moog, Moog Synthesizer inventor, is born.
1944: Producer Justin Philip Yap is born.
1964: Millie Small's "My Boy Lollipop", already a hit in the U.K., enters the Hot 100 in the U.S. It stays on the charts for 12 weeks climbing up to #2.
1967: Junior Waite [Musical Youth] is born.
1968: DJ Silver Don is born in Ashdod, Israel.
1994: Bob Marley & The Wailers' album "Burnin'" [Island] is certified Gold, and compilation album "Legend" [Island] is certified Multi (5.0) Platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).

 May 24
1938: Muhammad Yusef Ali aka Prince Buster (Cecil Bustamante Campbell) is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
Some say b. May 28 but it's incorrect, according to himself.

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