Today in Reggae History

Sub-Topics: Reggae Bands

Events in Music

Events 1 - 2 of 2

1980-03-27 - "Reggae" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 21 performances
1980-04-13 - "Reggae" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 21 performances

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 28 of 28

1936-03-20 - Lee "Scratch" Perry, Jamaican Reggae artist
1938-05-28 - Prince Buster, Jamaican reggae musician/producer (Madness)
1942-07-16 - Desmond Dekker, [Dacris], Jamaica, reggae pioneer (Aces-Israelites)
1945-02-06 - Bob [Robert Nesta] Marley, Nine Mile St Ann, Jamaican reggae musician and singer-songwriter (Wailers-No Woman)
1946-11-22 - Aston Barrett, Jamaican reggae bassist (I Shot the Sheriff)
1948-03-01 - Burning Spear, [Winston Rodney], Jamaican reggae singer
1948-03-05 - Eddy Grant, Guyana, reggae performer (Electric Avenue)
1948-04-01 - Jimmy Cliff, Reggae singer
1950-12-17 - Carlton Barrett, Jamaicans reggae drummer (Bob Marley & Wailers)
1951-05-16 - Jonathan Richman, rocker (Modern Lovers-New England, Egyptian Reggae)
1952-05-10 - Sly Dunbar, Kingston Jamaica, reggae drummer (Sly & Robbie)
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1953-01-01 - Alpha Blondy, [Seydou Kone], Ivory coast, reggae singer (Jerusalem)
1953-09-27 - Robbie Shakespeare, Jamaica, reggae bassist (Sly & Robbie-DJ Riot)
1954-12-25 - Robin Campbell, British reggae vocalist/guitarist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
1957-11-20 - James Brown, British reggae singer/drummer (UB40-Red Red Wine)
1958-01-26 - Norman Lamont Hassan, British reggae musician (UB40-Red Red Wine)
1959-01-23 - Earl Falconer, British reggae bassist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
1959-02-15 - Ali Campbell, British reggae vocalist/guitarist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
1962-08-03 - Lucky Dube, South African reggae singer
1965-12-05 - Wayne Smith, Jamaican reggae musician
1966-01-17 - Shabba Ranks, reggae singer
1968-10-17 - Ziggy Marley, reggae performer and son of Bob Marley
1972-02-02 - Tego Calderón, nominated reggaeton singer/rapper.
1974-10-31 - Natasja Saad, Danish hip hop and reggae artist (d. 2007)
1977-02-03 - Daddy Yankee, reggaeton singer/rapper.
1979-06-30 - Matisyahu, Hasidic Jewish Reggae singer
1981-08-21 - Collie Buddz, (Colin Harper) Reggae & Dancehall artist
1990-02-03 - Sean Kingston, American reggae rapper

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 8 of 8

1981-05-11 - Bob Marley, reggae singer, dies of brain & lung cancer at 36
1983-09-15 - Prince Far I, reggae deejay, producer and Rastafarian
1987-04-17 - Carlton Barrett, Jamaican reggae drummer (No woman no cry), dies at 36
1987-09-11 - Peter Tosh, reggae singer shot dead in Jamacia at 42
2000-10-19 - Hortense Ellis, Jamaican reggae singer (b. 1941)
2007-06-24 - Natasja Saad, Danish reggae and dancehall artist (b. 1974)
2007-06-26 - Natasja Saad, Danish Reggae singer (b. 1974)
2007-12-25 - Mighty King Kong, Kenyan reggae musician. (b. 1973)


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