Did U Know? …Now you do!

Check back often for more entertaining & educational Did U Knows from the Reggae Report Archive!

  • Sister Carol gave a modern Reggae toasting version of the Troggs’ “Wild Thing” for the soundtrack of the movie with the same name…
  • Yami Bolo’s birth name is Rolando Ephraim McLean…
  • Maxi Priest appeared in an episode of TV’s 90’s hit “Baywatch”…
  • Eric Donaldson (singer/songwriter) won Jamaica’s Festival Song Competition in 1971 with “Cherry Oh Baby,” which was later covered by the Rolling Stones in 1976 & UB40 in 1983…
  • Don Taylor first met Bob Marley in London after the release of Natty Dread (mid-70s)  when Don was brought over by ABC Booking to act as Bob’s road manager…Don later became Bob’s business manager…
  • Steel Pulse’s 1st LP was Handsworth Revolution (Island 1978) and they opened for Bob Marley in that same year…
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers broke every attendance record in Copenhagen, including that of Abba and Bob Dylan…
  • Chalice was the 1st Reggae band to ever play perform in Istanbul, Turkey…
  • Junior Reid was in the car with singer Hugh Mundell when Mundell was fatally shot in the head in 1983…
  • Gregory Isaacs’s “Cool Ruler” moniker came from three female fans in London, part of a group called 15-16-17…
  • Sly & Robbie’s “Bits & Pieces,” recorded in 1972 was a Rap version of “Don’t Stop the Music” by Yabba & People – thus becoming the 1st link between Rap and Reggae…

More to come… 🙂

 

 

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