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Anselmo Sacasas And His Royal Havana Orchestra are playing at The Colony Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with The Four Senators.
Winston Richards is born in Duckenfield, Jamaica, Caribbean. He will find success as session drummer Winston Grennan, remembered for his work with Toots And The Maytals, Bob Marley, the Wailers, Jimmy Cliff and Desmond Dekker. He is also famed as the inventor of the one drop rhythm in the late 1960s, which places kick/snare emphasis on the third beat within a highly syncopated 4/4 bar.
The Andrews Sisters record Rum And Coca Cola for Decca Records in the USA. The song will become a huge hit but its composer, calypso star Lord Invader, will have to go to court to win his royalties.
Harry Belafonte is playing during two weeks at The Alhambra, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Vocalist Amru Sani is playing at Ciro's, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Harry Belafonte, Janet Brace and The Jim Stutz Trio are playing at The Black Orchid, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The movie musical Bop Girl (aka Bop Girl Goes Calypso) is released to cinemas in Venezuela, South America. The movie stars Judy Tytler, but also features appearances by Bobby Troup, The Mary Kaye Trio, The Goofers, Lord Flea and Nino Tempo.
Chuck Berry plays the fourth of six nights at The Glass Bucket, Kingston, Jamaica, Caribbean.
The Beatles, Gerry And The Pacemakers, Kingsize Taylor And The Dominoes, Simon Cardovo And His Royal Carribean Steel Band and Bill Bailey's Calypso Band play in the St Patrick's Night Rock And Cha Cha Ball at The Iron Door Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Jose Feliciano plays at The Ash Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jepther McClymont is born in Davey Town, Jamaica, Caribbean. He will find success as dancehall reggae star Luciano, nicknamed "the Messenjah" because of his devout Rastafarian beliefs.
Around The Beatles TV Special, filmed in London by Jack Good during the previous Spring, finally airs on American TV with guest stars Cilla Black , P.J. Proby and Millie Small.
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The Beatles continue filming their second movie, Help!, provisionally titled Beatles 2, in New Providence, Bahamas, Caribbean. On this day they are filmed at Café Martinique on Paradise Island. Ringo is also filmed on a schooner moored offshore.
Cilla Black begins a two-week season at The Forty Thieves Club in Bermuda, Caribbean.
Shawn Elliott opens for one week at The Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami, Florida, USA, promoting his new Roulette Records single, The Joker.
Cilla Black plays the seventh night of a two-week season at The Forty Thieves Club in Bermuda, Caribbean.
Jimmy James and the Vagabonds play at The Marquee, Soho, London, England, UK.
Carl Douglas And The Big Stampede play at The Cromwellian Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
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.
The Skatalites play at The Church House Inn, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
Shaggy plays at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK.
Errol Brown plays at The Central Theatre, Chatham, 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.
Rapper Aldo Rodriguez of hip-hop/rap duo Los Aldeanos is detained by Cuban police for "possessing an illegal computer". As a favour, famed singer Silvio Rodriguez tells the authorities that he gave it to Rodriguez.
Singer and actor Cy Grant, the first black person to have been featured regularly on television in the United Kingdom, dies aged 90 in Highgate, London, England, UK, Europe. He was perhaps best-known for his frequent appearances on the BBC current affairs show Tonight. He was also a political activist, working to increase recognition of the achievements and rights of black people. In 1974, he set up the Drum Arts Centre in London, to provide a springboard and a national centre for black artistic talent.
On his Up And Coming Tour Paul McCartney plays at The Coliseo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Caribbean.
Reggae singer Jah Cure is arrested and charged with illegal possession of ganja after his car is stopped and searched by police during a spot check on Dunrobin Avenue, Kingston, Jamaica, Caribbean.
On her Last Girl On Earth tour, Rihanna plays at Geneva Arena, Geneva, Switzerland, Europe.
Skatalites play at Music In The Park, Plaza de Cesar Chavez, San Jose, California, USA.
Rihanna releases a new single, The Only Girl In The World, in Australia, New Zealand, Denmark and The Netherlands.
Heather Nova releases her eighth album, 300 Days At Sea, in Europe.
During her Loud Tour, Rihanna plays the second of two nights at The Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Canada.
During her Loud Tour, Rihanna plays the second of two nights at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
During her Loud Tour, Rihanna plays at The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York State, USA.
During her Loud Tour, Rihanna plays at The NIA, Birmingham, UK.
Reggae DJ King Stitt dies at his home in Nannyville, Kingston, Jamaica, Caribbean. He had recently been in hospital but the cause of his death is not disclosed.
Rihanna reaches No1 in the Billboard 100 album chart in the USA with Unapologetic, on sales of 238,000 copies.
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 The Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
It is announced that a newly-discovered species of water mite has been named Litarachna lopezae in honour of singer Jennifer Lopez. The singer has Puerto Rican ancestry, and the water mite was discovered in a coral reef in Mona Passage, near Puerto Rico. Also, the biologists were listening to music by Lopez while writing about their discovery.
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It is reported that South Korean electronics giant Samsung has struck an unprecedented $25m deal to sponsor Rihanna’s upcoming Anti album and its accompanying tour.
DJ Ruckus proposes to Victoria's Secret model Shanina Shaik, on the beach of a private island in The Bahamas owned by his cousin Lenny Kravitz. After Ms Shaik accepts, they pose for photos which include Kravitz and Denzel Washington.
Rihanna releases her eighth album, Anti, as a CD on Universal Music Brazil in Brazil, South America.
On her Anti World Tour, Rihanna plays at The American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida, USA.
On her Anti World Tour, Rihanna plays at The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA.
On her Anti World Tour Rihanna plays at Ricoh Arena, Coventry, England, UK, Europe.
On her Anti World Tour Rihanna plays at San Siro, Milan, Italy, Europe.
Rockabye by Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie is the No1 Single in the UK's Official Singles Chart as the year begins.
On his Purpose tour, Justin Bieber plays at the Plaza Figale, Panama City, Panama, Central America.