Event    From 1/7/1991 

International Reggae Day

Categories: Music / songs, Race Issues

From Caribbean National Weekly: "Reggae fans across the globe celebrate the rich legacy of reggae music today, July 1, as International Reggae Day (IRD). Honoring the genre’s rich history while celebrating its current artistes, this commemorative day was launched on July 1, 1994. International Reggae Day was founded by Andrea Davis of Jamaica Arts Holdings, who was inspired by a speech made from famed South African leader Winnie Mandela, during her visit to Kingston in 1991."

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International Reggae Day

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Reggae Tree

The Reggae Tree marks International Reggae Day (July 1st) and Harlesden's and...

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BBC Radiophonic Workshop

BBC Radiophonic Workshop

It was created to meet the demands for innovative music and sound effects for radio and television. It is most famous for producing the original theme tune to 'Doctor Who', and was also responsible...

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1 memorial
Sammy Davis Jnr

Sammy Davis Jnr

Born Harlem in New York City into a show-biz family.  Hit the big-time in 1951.  Lost his left eye in a car crash in 1954.  Member of Sinatra's Rat Pack.  In 1967 on TV he greeted Frank's daughter,...

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Percy Dearmer

Percy Dearmer

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1 memorial
Kirsty MacColl

Kirsty MacColl

Singer-songwriter. Born Mayday Hospital, Thornton Heath, daughter of Ewan. Killed in a swimming / motorboat incident in Mexico. Whether the person actually responsible for her death was properly pr...

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1 memorial
Maurice Gibb

Maurice Gibb

One of the three Bee Gees.

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1 memorial