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

 October 6
1946: Millicent Small aka Millie, "The Blue Beat Girl", is born in Clarendon, Jamaica.
1971: The Ethiopians record "Owe Me No Pay Me" for Lloyd Daley, The Matador. It can be heard on a compilation "Lloyd Daley's Matador Productions, 1968-1972" (Heartbeat HB 92).
1999: Mr. Vegas wins Best International Reggae Act of annual MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
2020: Bunny Lee aka Striker (Edward O'Sullivan Lee) passes away. (aged 79)
2020: Johnny Nash passes away (died of natural causes) at his home in Houston, Texas. (aged 80)

 October 7
1886: Spain abolishes slavery in Cuba.
1931: Desmond (Mpilo) Tutu, the first black Anglican bishop of Johannesburg, is born in Klerksdorp, South Africa.
1955: Donald 'Tubby Diamond' Shaw [Mighty Diamonds] is born.
1960: Junior Demus (Conrad McNish) is born.
1969: U-Roy records "Scandal" for Lloyd Dalley, The Matador. It can be heard on a CD "From Matador's Arena - 1969-1970 - Volume 2" (Jamaican Gold JMC 200.233).
1994: UB40 performs at Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria, in the New South Africa, to an audience of around 60,000 people. It marks the end of a World tour beginning in August 1994 which took them to the U.K., Europe, America, South America, and the Far East.
This show was filmed and released as a videogram "Live in the New South Africa" on Virgin.
2005: Franklyn 'Chubby Dread' Allen, popular dance promoter, is murdered outside a prominent New Kingston night club.

 October 8
----: Josey Wales (Joseph Winston Sterling) is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
1804: Haiti independent
1962: Algeria is admitted as 109th member of the United Nations.
1980: Bob Marley collapses in New York while preparing for a tour of the U.S. with Stevie Wonder.
He was diagnosed as having cancer and dies on May 11, 1981.

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