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

 September 2
----: Bling Dawg (Marlon Ricardo Williams) is born.
1937: U.S. Marijuana Tax Act goes into effect.
1969: The Wailing Souls record "Gold Digger" for Lloyd Daley, The Matador.
However, relations between the artists and the producer were poor, and "Gold Digger" remained The Wailing Souls' one and only effort for Matador. It can be heard on a CD "From Matador's Arena - 1969-1970 - Volume 2" (Jamaican Gold JMC 200.233).
1969: Norman Washington Manley, one of Jamaica's founding fathers, passes away. Age 76. (b. July 4, 1893)
1993: UB40 guests on NBC-TV's "The Tonight Show", near the end of a five-week North American tour, before returning to the U.K. to embark on another European trek.

 September 3
1944: Harris 'BB' Seaton (Barry Seaton?) [Gaylads] is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
1959: Singer Cocoa Tea (Calvin George Scott) is born in Rocky Pint, Clarendon, Jamaica. (some say b. March 9)
1962: DJ James Bond (Floyd Brown) is born in Spanish Town, Kingston, Jamaica.
1983: "Red Red Wine" by UB40 peaks at No. 1 on the U.K. pop singles chart, and will stay in pole position for three weeks.
The song is their first U.K. No. 1 hit.

 September 4
----: Dub poet Yasus Afari is born.
1998: Echo Minott is arrested and charged with robbery with aggravation and illegal possession of a firearm.

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