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

 August 29
1978: Singer Kashief Lindo is born as the son of Wilbert Lindo aka Willie Lindo, guitarist and producer, in Kingston, Jamaica.
1995: Shaggy's single "Boombastic" [Virgin] is certified Gold and Platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).
1997: PolyGram chief Alain Levy writes Chris Blackwell a letter suggesting that he consider resigning from the board of directors.
Two months later, Blackwell wrote Levy a letter, in essence agreeing.

 August 30
1964: DJ Nigger Mikey is born in St. Ann, Jamaica.
1997: UB40's "Tell Me Is It True", featured in the movie "Speed 2 - Cruise Control", bows at its U.K. #14 peak.
1998: Swedish producer Denniz Pop (RN: Dag Volle) passes away (dies of cancer) in Stockholm. He is 35. Pop worked with Ace Of Base, Dr. Alban, Robyn, Backstreet Boys, and Michael Jackson, among others.

 August 31
1954: Al Campbell (Adelin Alfonso Campbell) is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
1962: Trinidad & Tobago gains independence from Britain. (National Day)
1985: "I Got You Babe" by UB40 and Chrissie Hynde peaks at No. 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

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