Retro-active: Althia and Donna ~ Uptown Top Ranking

This week’s retro-active remembers Jamaican, rude girl duo – Althea and Donna. The young Jamaican singers Althea Forrest (17), and Donna Reid (18), caused a surprise with their one-off reggae hit single, “Uptown Top Ranking”. It was produced by Joe Gibbs[1] using a re-recording of the riddim of the 1967 Alton Ellis’ song “I’m Still In Love”, which had already …

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On this Day October 03, 1992

Sinead O’Connor ripped up a photograph of Pope John Paul II, on the US TV show ‘Saturday Night Live’, as a protest over sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church. The incident happened as Sinead ended her live performance and out of nowhere, produced a photograph of Pope John Paul II, which she ripped into pieces. There was stunned silence …

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