This Day in Music History

11 Sep 2020

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Toots Hibbert, frontman of the legendary reggae band Toots and the Maytals, died age 77 after being taken to hospital with Covid-like symptoms. One of Jamaica’s most influential musicians, he helped popularise reggae in the 1960s with songs like ‘Pressure Drop’, ‘Monkey Man’ and ‘Funky Kingston’. He even claimed to have coined the genre’s name, on 1968’s ‘Do The Reggay’.

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10 Sep 1981

Picasso’s “Guernica” is returned to Spain Spanish artist Pablo Picasso’s monumental anti-war mural Guernica is received by Spain after four decades of refugee existence on September 10, 1981. One of Picasso’s most important works, the painting was inspired by the destruction of the Basque town of Guernica by the Nazi air force during the Spanish Civil War. In 1939, Picasso gave the painting to New York’s Museum of Modern Art […]

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