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

 July 14
1968: Singer Foxy Brown (Jennifer Esmerelda Hylton) is born in Kingston, Jamaica.

 July 15
1951: Gregory Isaacs is born in Kingston, Jamaica. (some sources say 1950)
1973: Buju Banton (Mark Myrie) is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
1986: UB40's album "Labour Of Love" [A&M] is certified Gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).
1999: The body of Dennis Brown (d. July 1) lies in state at the Ward Theatre in downtown Kingston. A few of the hundreds of fans turn up to view his body.
2003: Jamaica Association of Vintage Artistes (JAVA) is officially launched.

 July 16
1941: Desmond Dekker (Desmond Adolphus Dacres) is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
1962: Steve Knight is born in St. Andrew, Jamaica.
1965: Rory [Stone Love; selector] is born in London, England.
1974: DJ Silver Cat (Neil McDonald) is born in Clarendon, Jamaica.
2019: Pat Kelly passes away.

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