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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.
Adrian Sherwood is born in London, England, UK, Europe. He will find success and acclaim as a record producer and re-mixer with a distinctive style based on applying dub effects and dub mixing techniques to EDM tracks as well as mainstream songs.
Dancehall vocalist Barrington Levy is born in Clarendon, Jamaica, West Indies.
Millie, The Animals, Lulu And The Luvvers and Wayne Gibson And The Dynamic Sounds appear on BBC2 tv show The Beat Room, in the UK.
The Wailers play at The Regal Theatre, Kingston, Jamaica, Caribbean.
Yesterday by The Beatles reaches No1 in the Dutch Top 40 singles chart. On the same day, in California, The Monkees begin filming the pilot episode of their upcoming tv series.
Johnny Nash plays at The Tabernacle, Stockport, UK.
Desmond Dekker plays at The Orchid, Purley, UK.
Desmond Dekker appears at The Fiesta, Stockton, England, UK, Europe.
The controversial and sexually explicit single Wet Dream by Max Romeo enters the UK singles chart. Despite being banned by the BBC, it rises to No10. In his defence, Mr Romeo claimed it was about sleeping in a hut with a leaky roof.
Touring in support of his album Bat Out Of Hell, Meat Loaf plays in The Wollman Skating Rink, New York City, USA.
The Police play the second of four nights at The Capitol Theatre, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
The Police play at McFarlin Auditorium, Dallas, Texas, USA.
The Police reach No1 in the UK singles chart with Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic.
Madness release the single It Must Be Love, in the UK.
The Police play at the Ernst-Mark-Halle, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Police play at the Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Police play at Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The film Brimstone And Treacle goes on general release in the UK, starring Sting.
Jimmy Cliff plays in Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
Ras Michael And The Sons Of Negus play at The Ace, Brixton, London, UK
The Police end the UK leg of their Synchronicity tour with the last of four nights at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK, Europe.
Paul Simon releases his seventh solo album, Graceland, on Warner Bros in the USA.
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Madness release a new single, I Pronounce You, in the UK.
A legal action against Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones is begun by reggae vocalist Patrick Alley who claims that Jagger's song Just Another Night copied some of his lyrics.
The Police play at Kinroo Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan, Asia.
UB40 and The Smithereens play at Poplar Creek Music Theatre, Hoffman Estates, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
No Doubt play at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Irvine, California, USA.
Singer and songwriter Jackie Edwards, who composed two UK No1 singles, Keep On Running and Somebody Help Me, for The Spencer Davis Group, dies of a heart attack, in Jamaica, Caribbean.
Sting plays the first of two nights at the Palais Omnisports De Bercy, Paris, France, Europe.
The Baha Men release a new album, Move It Like This, on S-Curves Records in the UK.
[spunge], Farse and Spankboy play at The Reading Rooms, Dundee, Scotland, UK.
Jazz piano star Jamie Cullum plays a live concert at Stubb's Bar-B-Q in Austin, Texas, USA.
Sean Paul releases his third album, The Trinity, on Atlantic Records in the USA.
Ernest Ranglin, The Sunshine Brothers and Earthlink Sound System play at The Railway Hotel, Perth, Western Australia. Ranglin is billed on the poster for this event as "The King Of Skank".
It is reported that the demos produced by Amy Winehouse during her three month stay on the Caribbean island of St Lucia have been rejected by island Records for being too reggae-influenced.
No Doubt play their first live show for five years on breakfast tv show Today's 14th annual Toyota Concert Series in Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, USA.
British reggae star Finley Quaye has to be escorted from the premises after a violent scene at The Hawley Arms, Camden Town, London, England, UK, Europe.
Sting plays at The Opera House, Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The concert will lead to criticism of Sting for playing for the regime of 72-year-old dictator Islam Karimov.
Tim McGraw plays at the Qwest Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
During a two-hour-long telethon in the USA to raise funds for the Gulf Of Mexico in the wake of the disastrous BP oil spill, Sting performs his song Fragile, and dedicates it to: 'All the people in the Gulf who have lost their livelihoods, and all the animals and birds, and to remember our ecology is very fragile.' Manning the phones are celebrities including Ke$ha, Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, Randy Jackson, Nicole Richie and Kathy Griffin.
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.
it is reported that Bon Iver - nominated for four Grammies - recently turned down an offer to perform at the upcoming Grammy Awards because the awards organisers demanded that the band must team up with a more well-known act.
Whitney Houston is found dead, aged 48, in the bath in a room at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. LA police say that there are no suspicious circumstances.
Ben And Jerry's celebrate the 30th anniversary of Bob Marley's Legend album with a new special edition flavour, Satisfy my Bowl, flavoured with banana, caramel, cookies and chocolate peace signs. The new flavour is available in the UK, the Netherlands, Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway.
Madness play at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland.
Sting plays at the ASCAP Music Cafe during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival at Sundance ASCAP Music Cafe, Park City, Utah, USA.
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are among the guests attending the 2016 Pre-Grammy Gala and Salute To Industry Icons honouring Irving Azoff at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On their 19-date Rock Paper Scissors tour Sting and Peter Gabriel play at Harvey's Outdoor Arena, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA.
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