November

List of important dates in November


November 1

1952 Ian Lewis [Inner Circle; bass (Fatman Riddim Section)] is born.

1995 UB40 guests on CBS-TV's "Late Show With David Letterman".

1996 Bob Marley & The Wailers' compilation album "Legend" [Island] is certified Multi (9.0) Platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).

November 2

1990 Ossie Dellimore wins the Caribbean Amateur Night contest at the legendary Apollo Theater.

1998 Roland Alphonso suffers a seizure on stage while performing with The Skatalites at the Key Club in West Hollywood, California, and is taken to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Roland passed away 18 days after (November 20).

1999 Artist manager Don Taylor (Donald Taylor) passes away in the Miami Heart Institute in Florida shortly after 9:00 a.m., days after heart surgery (Age 56).

Taylor managed the career of Bob Marley & The Wailers from 1975 until 1980 and in 1995 he wrote about his association with Bob Marley in the book "Marley and Me". Some sources reported Taylor died November 1.

November 3

1969 Dub poet DYCR (Delroy Chandler) is born in Devon Pen district, St. Mary, Jamaica.

1993 Inner Circle's album "Bad Boys" [Big Beat] is certified Gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).

November 4

1964 Bigga Haitian (Charles Andre Dorismond) is born Charles Andre Dorismond in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

1980 Bob Marley is baptised into the Ethiopian Orthodox Church with the name of Berhane Selassie.

1988 Jamaican tabloid newspaper The Weekend Enquire makes its first appearance.

It is founded by Trevor "Boots" Harris, former writer for The Jamaica Gleaner.

1996 Shaggy's album "Boombastic" [Virgin] is certified Platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).

November 5

1961 DJ Captain Barkey is born in Kingston, Jamaica.

November 6

1997 Island Records founder Chris Blackwell is ousted from PolyGram after clashing with the Dutch conglomerate which bought his music label in 1989 for $300 million.

November 7

1979 DJ Nuclear (Dwight White) is born.

1989 Peter Metro beats Lady Junie on the head with a bottle at Gemini Club after a heated exchange. Junie has put seven stitches.

November 8

1954 Producer Papa Bigs (Harold McLarty) is born in Kingston, Jamaica.

1970 Diana King is born in Spanish Town, Jamaica.

2000 Shaggy's album "Hot Shot" [MCA] is certified Gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).

November 9

1955 Harry Belafonte records "Jamaica Farewell" and "Come Back Liza" for RCA Victor.

1980 Bob Marley begins treatment with the controversial German cancer specialist Dr. Josef Issels.

November 10

1948 Bernard Collins [Abyssinians/Carlton And His Shoes] is born.

November 11

1961 Half Pint (Lindon Andrew Roberts) is born in Western Kingston, Jamaica.

November 12

1998 Lauryn Hill gives birth to her second child Selah Louise Marley.

November 13

1953 Bankie Banx (Clement Ashley Banks) a.k.a. "Anguillan Bob Dylan" is born in Anguilla.

1965 Singer Trevor Sparks is born in Nottingham, England.

November 14

1960 Admiral Tibet (Kennel Allen) is born in Freehill, Jamaica.

1972 "I Can See Clearly Now," by Johnny Nash, peaked at #1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

1984 Keith Hudson aka the "Dark Prince of Reggae" passes away (dies of lung cancer) in New York, USA.

1997 Jimmy Cliff is awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus.

This is the third honour to be bestowed on him by his country as he previously received the Norman Manley Award for Excellence in the field of music and the Order of Distinction.

November 15

1987 Ray "Pablo" Falconer [UB40; sound engineer/producer] is killed in a car crash in Birmingham, when his brother Earl [UB40; bass] drives his Volvo turbo into a wall after going out of control.

The discovery of twice the legal limit of alcohol in Earl's blood leads to charges of drunken driving.

November 16

1949 Soca and calypso singer Arrow (Alphonsus Celestine Edmund Cassell) is born in Montserrat, West Indies.

1956 Radio DJ Clinton Lindsay is born in Kingston, Jamaica.

1995 Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers' album "One Bright Day" [Virgin] is certified Gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).

1998 Roland Alphonso, founding tenor saxophonist for Skatalites, slips into a coma after suffering a seizure November 2nd while onstage at the Key club in West Hollywood, California.

November 17

1955 Edi Fitzroy is born in Chapelton, Jamaica.

2000 Bim Sherman dies of cancer in London (Age 50).

November 18

1950 Carlos DjeDje is born in Mozambique.

He turned 410 on 1990, 444 on 1993, according to himself.

1976 Cindy Breakspeare crowned Miss World.

November 19

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November 20

1957 "Jim" Brown (UB40; drums) is born in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

1966 Billy Slaughter (Stone Love; selector) is born.

1978 Yeshemabeth is born to Freddie McGregor and Judy Mowatt in Kingston, Jamaica.

1998 Roland Alphonso, founding tenor saxophonist for Skatalites, passes away at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from complications related to brain aneurysms (Age 67).

Roland had slipped into a coma after suffering a seizure onstage while performing with The Skatalites at the Key Club in West Hollywood, California, on November 2nd.

November 21

1953 Philip Smart, owner and engineer of HC&F studio, radio DJ, producer, is born in Kingston, Jamaica.

1954 Everton Blender (Everton Dennis Williams) is born in Clarendon Parish, Jamaica.

November 22

1944 Max Romeo (Maxwell Livingston Smith) a.k.a. "The Son of Selassie" is born in St. James, Jamaica, the eldest of nine children.

1946 Aston Francis Barrett a.k.a. "Family Man" is born in Kingston, Jamaica.

19XX Shimura Hitoshi [Ska Flames; drums] is born.

1972 Patra (Dorothy Smith) a.k.a. "Lady Patra" is born in Kingston, Jamaica.

1980 DJ General Echo a.k.a. Ranking Slackness passes away (shot dead by police) in Kingston, Jamaica, (Age24).

November 23

1945 Singer Cornell Campbell is born in St. Andrew, Jamaica.

1949 Marcia Griffiths is born in Kingston, Jamaica.

1964 Sharon Marley Prendergast (Melody Makers) first daughter of Bob and Rita; stepchild by Bob, is born in Kingston, Jamaica.

1967 Singer Singing Melody (Everton Hardware) is born in Jamaica.

1972 The Abyssinians record "Y Mas Gan" for Lloyd Daley, The Matador.

November 24

1951 The Star newspaper, Jamaican evening tabloid, starts as an eight-page publication with two editions.

November 25

1970 DJ Simpleton is born in Kingston, Jamaica.

November 26

1997 Sony Corp. announces that Sony and Philips Electronics have developed Super Audio CD.

November 27

1977 Natty King (Kevin Christopher Roberts) is born in Saint Thomas Parish, Jamaica.

1981 Aswad's album "New Chapter" is released.

1990 Bob Marley & The Wailers' video "The Bob Marley Story" (Island Video) is certified Gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).

1998 Funeral for Roland Alphonso, passed away November 20th, is held in Brooklyn, New York.

1999 Veteran DJ I-Roy passes away at the Spanish Town Hospital (Age 55).

He had been diagnosed with a heart condition three years earlier.

1999 American reggae singer Tynsi Lyons-Tarig passes away (dies of cancer).

She was buried in her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio on December 5th.

2001 Singer Junior Kelly has a traffic accident and is hospitalized.

Kelly was driving his Honda Accord car on the Spanish Town Road at around 9:30pm when his vehicle was hit by another car reportedly coming from an adjacent road. The car smashed into the driver's side, leaving Kelly temporarily unconscious.

November 28

1958 Derek (809; bass) is born in Jamaica.

November 29

1965 DJ Blacka T is born.

November 30

1952 Cecil 'Skelly' Spence (Israel Vibration) is born in Jamaica.

1964 Sanchez (Kevin Anthony Jackson) is born in Kingston, Jamaica.

1981 Movado (David Constantine Brooks) is born in Kingston, Jamaica.