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Africa

Little Egypt causes a sensation when she dances at The World's Columbian Exposition for Chicago Day, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Billed as "The Bewitching Bellyrina", her real name was Fahreda Mahzar Spyropoulos and she became "a pioneer of burlesque", doing a dance which came to be known as the hoochie-kootchie. She also provided the inspiration for The Coasters hit Little Egypt.
Vess Ossman records Sounds Of Africa, Happy-Go-Lucky and An Ethiopian Mardi Gras, for the Berliner National Gramophone Company, in New York City, USA.
The musical Deep Harlem, with music by Joe Jordan closes at The Hudson Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, after a run of eight performances. The show traces the history and the journey of blacks from ancient Africa to 20th century New York City.
Tom McGuinness of Manfred Mann, McGuinness Flint and The Blues Band, is born in London, UK.
Red Nichols And His 5 Pennies play at Club Morocco, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Helen Folasade Adu is born in Ibadan, Nigeria, Africa. She will find fame as Sade.
Miriam Makeba plays the seventh night of a four week season at the Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
The Bennie Green Quintet records African Dream, Milkshake and Green's Scene and other tracks for Jazzland Records in New York City, USA.
Brenda Lee plays the sixth night of a pre-Christmas season in The Congo Room of The Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Nina Simone, Odetta, Lionel Hampton, Brock Peters, local Atilogu dancers and Natalie Hinderas perform at the American Society of African Culture (AMSAC) Festival in the King George V Stadium in Lagos, Nigeria, Africa. This is the first AMSAC event to be held on African soil.
The Christmas No1 single in the USA and Canada is The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens.
Cliff Richard appears at a concert in Nairobi, Kenya, Africa, to raise funds for the care of delinquent children.
Miriam Makeba plays at The Community Theatre, Berkeley, California, USA.
Manfred Mann play at The Marquee, Soho, London, UK.
Manfred Mann spend the first of two days recording Do Wah Diddy Diddy at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.
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Lucky Dube, reggae singer, is born in Ermelo, Transvaal [now Mpumalanga] South Africa.
Manfred Mann play at The Marquee, Soho, London, UK.
The Kinks, Manfred Mann, The Honeycombs and Tony Sheveton play at The Centennial Hall, Adeliade, Australia.
The Kinks, Manfred Mann, The Honeycombs and Tony Sheveton play the second of two nights at The Royal Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia.
Lesley Gore and Miriam Makeba appear on tv's Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA.
The Rolling Stones begin a two week holiday period with the members going off to Morocco, West Germany and France, Europe.
Manfred Mann, The Spencer Davis Group, The Zombies, The Small Faces, The Moody Blues, Unit 4+2, The Action and others appear at The Party Of The Year, hosted by pirate radio station Radio England, at The Hilton Hotel, London, UK.
Manfred Mann release a new single, The Mighty Quinn, written by Bob Dylan, in the UK on Fontana Records. It will reach No1 on 14 February.
Hugh Masekela plays the second of six nights at The Whisky-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by Chicago Transit Authority.
Manfred Mann Chapter Three play at The City Hall, Sheffield, UK.
Under the banner of Hear 'N Aid, a heavy metal supergroup of around forty musicians, led by Ronnie James Dio, spend the second of two days recording the charity fund-raising single Stars at A And M Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. The record is intended to raise funds for starving children in Africa, and features contributions from Ted Nugent, Yngwie Malmsteen, Tommy Aldridge and members of Dio, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Quiet Riot, Dokken, Motley Cr
Dudu Pukwana's Zila plays at The Bass Clef, Hoxton, London, UK.
US Congressman Mickey Leland dies in a plane crash in Gambela, Ethiopia, Africa. Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones will donate a signed guitar to raise money for his family.
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Lucky Dube with Moss International and Friends from Grenada play at The Channel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
During 'The Tour Of Hope', Miriam Makeba and Hugh Masekela play at The Corn Exchange, Cambridge, UK.
During 'The Tour Of Hope', Miriam Makeba and Hugh Masekela play at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK.
Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction spends the fifth of eight days in the Sudan, North West Africa, as part of a mission, organised by he humanitarian group Christian Solidarity International, to free Southern Sudanese slaves from their Northern masters.
Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction spends the seventh of eight days in the Sudan, North West Africa, as part of a mission, organised by he humanitarian group Christian Solidarity International, to free Southern Sudanese slaves from their Northern masters.
On her Bonez tour, Avril Lavigne plays at Westridge Park Tennis Stadium, Durban, South Africa.
Bob Geldof is nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on behalf of debt relief and financial aid to Africa.
The Dave Matthews Band plays at Woodlands Pavilion, Spring, Texas, USA.
The Clearwater Concert: Creating the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders, a star-studded, one night only concert celebrating folk music legend Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday, is held at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA. The event features forty artists representing a wide variety of musical genres and generations, including Joan Baez, Ben Harper, Ani DiFranco, Dave Matthews, Michael Franti, Emmylou Harris, Juanes, John Mellencamp, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, Bruce Springsteen, Taj Mahal, Eddie Vedder, and Keller Williams.
The Dave Matthews Band performs live on NBC's Today show at the Rockefeller Center, New York City.
The Dave Matthews Band debuts at No1 in the Billboard 200 albums chart for the fifth consecutive time with Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King, notching up first week sales of 424,000.
Soul II Soul play as part of the F1 Corniche Beats On The Beach Concerts series on Corniche Beach, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Africa.
Crosby Stills And Nash, Jackson Browne, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, k.d. lang Sheryl Crow, Dave Matthews, Ozomatli, Red Hot Chili Peppers, James Taylor and Wilco play at a special tribute concert in the Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California, USA, as part of a gala to honor Neil Young as the 2010 Musicares Person of the Year.
Van Morrison, Blondie, Dr. John, Los Lobos, Sweet Billy Pilgrim, Richard Thompson, Afro Celt Sound System, Imelda May and Peter Green play on the first day of the Hop Farm Festival, in Paddock Wood, Kent, England, UK.
The three-day-long WOMAD Festival 2010 begins at Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England, UK. On this, the first day of the event, artists appearing include The Drummers of Burundi, Rafiki Jazz, Horace Andy, Nouvelle Vague, Ska Cubano, Cedric Watson And Bijou Creole and Ozomatli.
Bono of U2 is in Washington DC, USA, taking part in talks about the preservation of federal aid for Africa.
George Benson plays at Olm-Souissi, Rabat, Morocco, Africa.
The Dave Matthews Band plays the first of three nights at The Greek Theatre, Berkeley, California, USA.
The Dave Matthews Band plays the last of three nights at The Greek Theatre, Berkeley, California, USA.
Taylor Swift unexpectedly turns up at the wedding of fans Max Singer and Kenya Smith, at the Brant Beach Yacht Club in Brant Beach, New Jersey, USA, where she performs a stripped down version of their favourite song, Blank Space.
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