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This Day In Reggae

December 8
1942:Toots Hibbert (Frederick Nathaniel "Toots" Hibbert, O.J.) is born in Clarendon, Jamaica.
1955:DJ General Echo aka Ranking Slackness (Errol Robinson) is born.
c.1970:Yogie (Courtney Morrison) is born in Annotto Bay, St. Mary, Jamaica.
1974:Japanese singer Minmi is born.
1976:Eagles' album "Hotel California", which contains their reggae-styled tune, is released.
1999:Organizers of the popular live show Sting honors eleven persons from various sectors of the entertainment industry at the launch of the 1999 renewal at Le Meridien Jamaica Pegasus.
Those honoured ware:
  • Wayne Holung of the True Tone sound system
  • deejay Desmond "Ninja Man" Ballentine
  • deejay Norman "Tiger" Jackson
  • production man Ricky Chin
  • Derrick Barnett, founding member of the Sagittarius Band
  • Lloyd "King Jammys" James
  • Desmond Young, president of the Jamaica Federation of Musicians
  • Patrick Roberts of Shocking Vibes Productions
  • Donovan Germaine of Penthouse Records
  • Tommy Cowan of Glory Music
  • John Swaby, another specialist in the area of production
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