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Calypso-style pianist Lionel Belasco records Chick A Biddy Rag and Teresita, for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA, for their West Indian (Trinidad) marketing genre. He also records Junk Man Rag, Bajan Girl, Buddy Abraham, Little Brown Boy and other tracks, but these recordings will be destroyed and Belasco will re-record them on September 7.
The first Geraldo Swing Club Concert takes place at The Stoll Theatre, Kingsway, London, UK, featuring Geraldo And His Orchestra, Stephane Grappelly and The West Indian Dance Orchestra led by Carl Barriteau.
Millie Small, whose biggest hit will be the ska/bluebeat novelty song My Boy Lollipop, is born in Clarendon, Jamaica, Caribbean.
Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White by Perez Prado reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA.
Filming begins on the Columbia Pictures movie musical Cha-Cha-Cha Boom! starring Perez Prado, Stephen Dunne, The Mary Kaye Trio, Helen Grayco, Luis Arcaraz And His Orchestra, Lucerto Bárcenas and Manny López And His Orchestra.
Patricia by Perez Prado reaches No1 on the Billboard R+B singles chart in the USA.
Jazz bass virtuoso Felipe Cabrera is born in Havana, Cuba, Caribbean.
The Belafonte Singers appear in concert in Salem, Ohio, USA.
Cy Grant performs a topical calypso on the BBC-tv news magazine show Tonight, live from London, England, UK.
My Boy Lollipop by Millie reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
Lord Burgess and Olatunji play at The Cafe Au Go Go, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
The Wailers play at The Regal Theatre, Kingston, Jamaica, Caribbean.
Jimmy James And The Vagabonds play in The Marquee, Soho, London, England, UK.
Shawn Elliott is appearing during one week at The Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami, Florida, USA, promoting his new Roulette Records single, The Joker.
Jimmy James And The Vagabonds play at The Marquee, Soho, London, England, UK.
Rodney Sheppard, guitarist with Sugar Ray is born in Trinidad, Caribbean.
Singing star Johnny Nash meets Bob Marley in Jamaica, Caribbean.
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Harry Belafonte, Barbra Streisand, Phil Ochs plays at an Anti-Vietnam Concert in the Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City, USA.
Mongo Santamaria plays during a week of shows at Red Foxx's Club, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California, USA, with The Les McCann Trio.
Eddy Grant suffers a heart attack, which forces him to quit his internationally successful band, The Equals.
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On their World Invasion Tour, Van Halen play the first of two nights at The Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA.
Jimmy Cliff plays in Westbury, New York State, USA.
Jamaica issues a Bob Marley commemorative postage stamp.
Errol Brown plays at De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK.
The four-day long Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Festival begins in Aspen, Colorado, USA. Headlining the event are Boz Scaggs, Isaac Hayes, David Byrne, Steel Pulse and Bobby McFerrin.
Air Supply, having been stranded overnight in Cuba by Hurricane Dennis, fly out to Los Angeles, California, USA.
Joan Armatrading plays at The Regent Theatre, Ipswich, England, UK.
Rihanna dines at the Da Silvano restaurant, New York City, USA.
Rihanna releases a new single, Te Amo, as a CD in Germany, Europe.
Wyclef Jean officially announces that he will run for president of Haiti in Port-au-Prince.
Rihanna plays the final night of her Last Girl On Earth, at Burswood Dome, Perth, Australia, Oceania.
During her Loud Tour, Rihanna plays at Scotiabank Place, Ottawa, Canada.
During her Loud Tour, Rihanna plays the first of two nights at Koengen, Bergen, Norway, Europe.
During her Loud Tour, Rihanna plays at The O2, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
During her Loud Tour, Rihanna plays at The Manchester News Arena, Manchester, UK.
During an interview with Tim Westwood on Radio 1Xtra in London, England, UK, Europe, the singer/songwriter/producer The-Dream states that he earned an estimated $15m for his work on Rihanna's hit single Umbrella.
Adele is added to Time magazine's annual list of the 100 most influential people in world. Rihanna is the only other singer on the list.
Taj Mahal and Shemekia Copeland play in The Enmax Hall at The Winspear Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
On her Diamonds World Tour, Rihanna plays at Scotiabank Place, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Nicki Minaj releases her third album, The Pinkprint on Young Money Records in the USA.
Rihanna performs during CBS Radio's third annual"We Can Survive breast cancer benefit at the Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On her Anti World Tour, Rihanna plays at The XL Center, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
On her Anti World Tour, Rihanna plays at The Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, USA.
On her Anti World Tour Rihanna plays at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
On her Anti World Tour Rihanna plays at The RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne, Germany, Europe.
On her Anti World Tour Rihanna plays at Malmo Arena, Malmo, Sweden, Europe.
On her Anti World Tour Rihanna plays at Letzigrund, Zurich, Switzerland, Europe.
The Living Gods of Haiti release their debut LP, Bone Dry, on Kwaidan Records in the UK.
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