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ON FEBRUARY 6,1945, BOB MARLEY TOOK SECOND PLACE TO THE GLASS BUCKET CLUB!

 

Bob Marley & his mother Cedella Booker

Bob Marley & his mother Cedella Booker

 

Derrick Harriott (left) and Castro demonstrating the dance step The Jerk at The Glass Bucket Club.
Derrick Harriott (left) and Castro demonstrating the dance step The Jerk at The Glass Bucket Club—-

The day a reggae legend is born

By Shereita Grizzle—-

On February 6, 1945, Cedella Marley gave birth to reggae legend Robert Nesta Marley in Nine Mile, St Ann.

Though at that time Jamaica’s leading newspaper did not know that the young lad would one day be famous, The Gleaner was there. Having been around now for 180 years, The Gleaner Company takes a trip down memory lane and gives you an entertainment recap of the events of Tuesday, February 6, 1945.

On the day Bob Marley was born, The Glass Bucket Club in St Andrew hosted the dine and dance event. The club’s band, the Don Soisson Glass Bucket Band, was a 10-piece band operated by Soisson, a white Jamaican.

Miss Jamaica contestants at The Glass Bucket Club

Miss Jamaica contestants at The Glass Bucket Club

The Glass Bucket Club, owned and operated by Joe Abner, was located in Half-Way Tree. The club catered to upper-class Caucasian Jamaicansas well as tourists brought from the United States by the banana-tradingUnited Fruit Company.

Carib Cinema and Palace Cineplex (formerly known as the Palace open-air theatre) were also in operation during that period, and on February 6, 1945, it was all about the musicals. The film, Tin Pan Alley, starring Alice Faye, Betty Grable, John Payne and Jack Oakie was being shown at the Carib Cinema, while at the Palace open-air theatre, Paramount’sPriorities in Paradise was the feature film.

Other films shown on that day were Columbia Pictures’ Destroyer, the romantic Hold Back the DawnThat Night in Rio and Young Bill Hickok.

 

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