Birth Place: Jamaica
Years Active: 1970s - present
Israel Vibration is a reggae group that formed in Kingston, Jamaica in 1970. The founding members Lascelle “Wiss” Bulgin, Albert “Appel Gabriel” Craig, and Cecil “Skelly” Spence were childhood friends that met at the Mona Rehabilitation Clinic while recovering from polio. The trio remained in contact and formed Israel Vibration as teens, getting their musical start performing on the streets of Kingston. Spence was a member of the band Hot Lickers, appearing on Jamaican television with the group at the age of 12. He also played in the Jamaican wheelchair basketball team, but was forced out in 1969 after adopting the Rastafarian faith, something which the three had in common when ...
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