2005 – Irish vocalist Sinead O’Connor makes a rare live appearance at the fifth annual Jammy Awards in New York. O’Connor’s performance with reggae legend Burning Spear constitutes her first on-stage appearance in New York in more than five years.
2003 – Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff (“The Harder They Come”) is awarded Jamaica’s the Order of Merit, honoring his work in music and film.
2003 – Reggae artist Ziggy Marley releases his first solo album, “Dragonfly,” via Private Music. The oldest son of Bob Marley, the artist fronted the Melody Makers through nine studio albums on Capitol, Virgin, and Elektra.
2002 – Two sons of the late reggae star Bob Marley are arrested in North Florida after officers find marijuana in their car. Julian and Stephen Marley, also reggae musicians are released on $500 bail each.
1999 – Reggae star Dennis Brown dies at University Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica, of a collapsed lung. He is 43. by Dotun Adebayo Saturday July 3, 1999 Were it not for a fundamental flaw in his character, Dennis Brown, who has died aged 42, should have been crowned the undisputed king of reggae in May […]
1985 – The Beach Boys finally hold their July 4 bash in Washington, D.C., where they’re joined by Jimmy Page on “Lucille.” Fun, Fun, Fun With Jimmy Page Beach Boys Sugarcane Records, SC 52021/22 CD 1: Live at Montego Bay, Jamaica Music Festival, November 26th 1982. See for comment the All Summer Long CD. CD […]
1981 – Reggae star Bob Marley dies of cancer in a Miami hospital at the age of 36. Rastaman Vibration is the highest-charting album by Bob Marley & the Wailers, reaching Chart Toppers’s top 10 in 1976.
1980 – Jamaican reggae star Bob Marley performs at the Independence Day celebration in Salisbury, Zimbabwe.
1957 – Reggae horn player Dean Fraser is born in Kingston, Jamaica. He’s blown with everyone from Bob Marley to Buju Banton.
1954 – Guitarist Robin Campbell of the reggae group UB40 is born in Birmingham, England.
1953 – Reggae singer Alpha Blondy is born in Dimbokora, Cote d’Ivoire.
1947 – Don Felder of the Eagles is born in Topanga, Calif. Donald William Felder (born September 21, 1947 in Gainesville, Florida) is an American rock musician who was a member of the Eagles from 1974–1980 and from 1994–2001. Felder was the primary guitar soloist and co-writer of the Eagles’ hit song “Hotel California”. He […]