The Oldest Guy at the Club—and the Coolest by Far

An L.A. Party Wasn’t a Party Unless Reggae Pops Was There, and Now He’s Not

Reggae Pops

For the last few weeks, clubgoers and music enthusiasts have been mourning the passing of Nemencio Jose Andujar, who died three days shy of his 71st birthday. Of course, few of us who’d found him dancing next to us over the years knew his real name or his personal history at the time—we all knew him as “Reggae Pops.”

It was always easy to spot Pops among a crowd of 20- and 30-year-olds grooving in dark, sweaty dance halls punctuated with blasts of strobe light and bass that shook the tall …

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