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

 June 27
1935: Byron Lee is born in Jamaica.
1956: Freddie McGregor is born in Clarendon, Jamaica.
1957: Producer Henry 'Junjo' Lawes is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
1957: Nicodemus (Cecil Wellington) is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
1964: The Skatalites first gig was at the Hi Hat, owned by Orville 'Billy' Farnum, in Rae Town, Kingston.
1965: DJ Squidly Rankin is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
1973: Manuel Stain is born in Spanish Town, Jamaica.
1977: Djibouti independent
1998: Percussionist Sidney Wolfe passes away in a hospital in Los Angeles, at the age of 52.
2002: Timothy White, author of Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley, dies after heart attack. Age 50. (b. January 25, 1952)
2007: Minmi and Wakadanna annouce their angagement.

 June 28
1944: DJ I-Roy (Roy Samuel Reid) is born.
1963/64: DJ Louie Rankin (Leonard Forbes) is born in Saint Thomas Parish, Jamaica.

 June 29
1776: First draft of Declaration of Independence written on hemp paper
19--: Hajime Ohmori [Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra; percussions] is born in Tokyo, Japan.
1925: South Africa imposed racial inequality as political policy.
1951: Roger Lewis [Inner Circle; guitar (Fatman Riddim Section)] is born.
1976: Seychelles gains independence from Britain.
1977: New York decriminalizes pot.

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