Induct Lucky Dube into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Dear Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,

My name is Lady B Bless, I am a Radio Personality on an online reggae radio station Zim Carib Radio. The reason for my letter is to nominate an outstanding artist into the performers category; but first I would also like to thank you for inducting Mr. Bob Marley in 1994 he was and still remains one of the reggae industry’s greatest artist.. Today I would like to nominate Lucky Dube.

Lucky Dube (8-3 -1964 – 10 -18 -2007) was one of Africas’ biggest reggae artist. Known to the world as “The African Bob Marley”. Lucky Dude started recording at the age of 18 and at the time of this death had recorded over 22 albums in three different languages. Most of his songs talked about the social problem and struggles of the people around him. His music was loved and enjoyed not only in Africa but also in North America, The Caribbean and Europe. “He has produced ten highly successful reggae albums, including the multi-platinum released House Of Exile and Victims. Few global superstars who have racked up close to 20 years in the music business are still able to lay a claim to real inventiveness - and one can certainly count Lucky Dube amongst them. Having sold in excess of 3 million albums worldwide over a two decade career, Lucky Dube is the biggest selling Reggae artist and was one of it’s frontline stars.” - Lucky Dube Biography - http://www.wrasserecords.com/Lucky_Dube_5/biography.html


Why do I feel Lucky Dube should be inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Passion, Love, Zeal, Concern, accepting of all are just few of the word and phases used to describe him and his music. Lucky Dube brought hope in a time when there was no hope for freedom during the apartheid of South Africa. It is my opinion that music is the most powerful tool on this earth it can be used for good, it gives hope, it gives love, it makes you dance, it makes you cry. Music even has the ability to cure the sick, that is the power of music. Lucky Dube’s music did just that, he was able to use his voice to move the heart of a nation, his music touches your soul, makes you think, makes you reflect on the social issues .His music also gave you a way out of your struggles, when you listen to such a song as Different Color / One People
Hey you government
Never try to separate the people
Hey you politician
Never try to separate the people
They were created in the image of God
And who are you to separate them
Bible says, he made man in his image
But it didn’t say black or white
Look at me you see BLACK
I look at you I see WHITE
Now is the time to kick that away
And join me in my song Different Color/One People – Lucky Dube

You began to understand the impact that his music had on people. Lucky Dube was the people’s voice of reason when the people had no voice, for this reason I strongly feel that he has earned the right to be inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In conclusion I would like to thank you for your time and I humbly ask for you to consider Lucky Dube worthy of this honor. A simple google search will return a wealth of information on this artiste his music and his career.

Thank you for your time,

Sincerely,
Lady B Bless
[email protected]
zimcaribradio.net
ladybbless.com

Commercial and critical success

In 1989 he won four OKTV Awards for Prisoner, won another for Captured Live the following year and yet another two for House Of Exile the year after.

His 1993 album, Victims sold over one million copies worldwide. In 1995 he earned a worldwide recording contract with Motown. His album Trinity was the first release on Tabu Records after Motown's acquisition of the label.

In 1996 he released a compilation album, Serious Reggae Business, which led to him being named the "Best Selling African Recording Artist" at the World Music Awards and the "International Artist Of The Year" at the Ghana Music Awards.

His next three albums each won South African Music Awards. His most recent album, Respect, earned a European release through a deal with Warner Music. Dube toured internationally, sharing stages with artists such as Sinéad O'Connor, Peter Gabriel and Sting.

He appeared at the 1991 Reggae Sunsplash (uniquely that year, was invited back on stage for a 25 minute long encore) and the 2005 Live 8 event in Johannesburg.

In addition to performing music Dube was a sometime actor, appearing in the feature films Voice In The Dark, Getting Lucky and Lucky Strikes Back.

Lucky Dube August 3, 1964 – October 18, 2007

On October 18, 2007, Lucky Dube was killed in the Johannesburg suburb of Rosettenville. Police reports suggest he was shot dead by carjackers. He is survived by his wife, Zanele, and his seven children. Our sincere condolences go to all of Lucky's family, friends and fans.

Lucky Dube Links

http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_2205149,00.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/south-african-reggae-star-shot-dead-in-front-of-his-children-397365.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7055487.stm
Lucky Dube Biography

Lucky Dube,
While successful reggae artists have traditionally hailed from the Island of Jamaica, over the past decade South African native Lucky Dube (pronounced doobay) has delivered some of the most conscious and substantive roots reggae songs to hit the airwaves. >br>"The spirit of Lucky Dube's music and dance epitomizes the spirit of Black liberation" (Village Voice) and has kept the struggles of the people of South Africa in the thoughts of audiences the world over.

His Musical career began when he was 18. Joining his cousins band "The Love Brothers". He attended school in South Africa, and in the summer recorded material with the band (Zulu mbaqanga).

Lucky began to learn English after the release of his second album (previously singing in Zulu), and was recording in english by his 7th.
Lucky was inspired by the socio-political messages from reggae artists such as Jimmy Cliff and Peter Tosh. He brought them into the apartheid of South Africa.
His first reggae album "Rastas Never Die" was banned by the government as it was speaking out against apartheid.
His second album "Think about the children" went platinum and he became the most well known reggae artist in the country as a result.

Subsequent albums received OKTV awards, and his compilation album "Serious Reggae Business" named him the "Best Selling African Recording Artist", and began selling albums worldwide. "The Way It Is" and "Soul Taker" are still available to buy from Wrasse Records.

Lucky died in the suburbs of Johannesburg after being shot by carjackers. He is survived by his wife, Zanele, and his seven children.

Lucky Dube became the best-selling artist in all of Africa during the 1980s and '90s, and has gained popularity in North America, the Caribbean and Europe.
He has produced ten highly successful reggae albums, including the multi-platinum released House Of Exile and Victims. Few global superstars who have racked up close to 20 years in the music business are still able to lay a claim to real inventiveness - and one can certainly count Lucky Dube amongst them. Having sold in excess of 3 million albums worldwide over a two decade career, Lucky Dube is the biggest selling Reggae artist and was one of it’s frontline stars.

source - http://www.wrasserecords.com/Lucky_Dube_5/biography.html