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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.
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.
play at The Regal Theatre, Kingston, Jamaica, Caribbean.
The controversial and sexually explicit single Wet
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.
play the second of four nights at The Capitol Theatre, Sydney, Australia, Oceania
play at McFarlin Auditorium, Dallas, Texas, USA.
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.
play at the Ernst-Mark-Halle, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
play at the Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
play at Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Ras Michael And The Sons Of Negus play at The Ace, Brixton, London, UK
end the UK leg of their Synchronicity tour with the last of four nights at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK, Europe.
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.
play at Kinroo Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan, Asia.
No Doubt play at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Irvine, California, USA.
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.
, 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.
, 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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
play at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland.
plays at the ASCAP Music Cafe during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival at Sundance ASCAP Music Cafe, Park City, Utah, USA.
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.