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is founded in Jamaica, Caribbean, by Chris Blackwell
, Graeme Goodall and Leslie Kong, partially financed by Stanley Borden from RKO. The label's name is inspired by the Harry Belafonte
hit Island in the Sun. Initially a reggae label, it will become much more rock oriented in the latter half of the 1960s.
Folk group The Brothers Four fly to New York City, USA, to begin recording their debut album for Columbia Records
What'd I Say by Ray Charles
is the highest new entry on the Cashbox
singles chart in the USA, entering at No64.
plays the first of two days in Honolulu, Hawaii.
plays in Waco, Texas, USA, for a fee of $650.