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Africa

Bob Neal, who will briefly act as manager of Elvis Presley, is born in the Belgian Congo, Africa.
Ali Ibrahim Toure is born in Timbuktu, Mali, Africa. He will find fame as singer and guitarist Ali Farka Toure, one of the African continent's most internationally renowned musicians.
British jazz bandleader Johnny Dankworth arrives in South Africa for a tour.
Miriam Makeba plays the fourth night of a four week season at the Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows fly out from Heathrow Airport, London, England, UK, Europe, to begin a tour of South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaya.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows play to an all-white audience at The Colosseum, Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Alexander Bard of successful 80s Swedish band Army Of Lovers is born in Bloemfontaine, South Africa.
John Coltrane, Miriam Makeba, Oscar Brown Jr., and Machito's Band play the sixth night of a week at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows are playing in Nairobi, Kenya, Africa.
Gene Vincent plays at The Windsor Bowl, East London, South Africa.
The Tokens relinquish their copyright in their hit song The Lion Sleeps Tonight, to Folkways Records, owners of the song Wimoweh, on which The Lion Sleeps Tonight is based.
Roy Acuff is undertaking a one-month tour of Spain, Europe, and Morocco, Africa, where he is performing for American troops, sponsored by the United Service Organizations.
Manfred Mann record 5-4-3-2-1 and Without You at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.
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Joe Brown And The Bruvvers, The Crystals, Johnny Kidd And The Pirates, Heinz and Manfred Mann play at the Odeon, Bolton, UK.
Manfred Mann, play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, UK.
Manfred Mann play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, UK.
Manfred Mann play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, UK, supported by The T-Bones.
Lucky Dube, reggae singer, is born in Ermelo, Transvaal [now Mpumalanga] South Africa.
Manfred Mann reach No1 in the UK singles chart with Do Wah Diddy Diddy
Manfred Mann and Bill Haley And His Comets play at The State-Gaumont, Kilburn London, UK.
The Kinks, Manfred Mann, The Honeycombs and Tony Sheveton play at The Royal Festival Hall, Brisbane, Australia.
The final day of The Newport Jazz Festival '65 features Frank Sinatra (with orchestra conducted by Quincy Jones), Count Basie, Oscar Peterson, The Stan Getz Quitet, Wes Montgomery, Dollar Brand, Denny Zeitlin and Johnny Coles.
Manfred Mann appear on the BBC1-tv show Dee Time in London, England, UK, Europe.
Plastic Penny appear on the BBC1-tv show Dee Time in London, England, UK, Europe.
Manfred Mann play at Avery Hill Cottage, London, England, UK, Europe.
Hugh Masekela and Jimmy Smith are playing during a ten day season at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Paul Jones, former lead singer of British blues band Manfred Mann, appears on BBC-1 tv's The Wednesday Show.
The hit single The Lion Sleeps Tonight by Robert John is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A. The song is based on a Zulu folk melody called Wimoweh.
Luxury casino and resort development Sun City is opened in the Bantustan of Bophuthatswana, just outside the border of South Africa. The resort will become embroiled in international politics in 1985 when Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt and his music-industry activist group, Artists United Against Apartheid record the song Sun City, in which they vow never to perform at the resort because of its apartheid sympathies. Even so, artists including Queen, Elton John, Linda Ronstadt, Julio Iglesias, The O'Jays, Ray Charles, Boney M., Black Sabbath, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Dionne Warwick and Laura Branigan did play at the Sun City Super Bowl.
Queen play the first of two nights in Montreal, Canada.
Political rocker Billy Bragg is arrested at an anti-apartheid sit-in outside South Africa House, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Wild Boys by Duran Duran reaches No1 in the Springbok Radio Singles Chart in South Africa.
Paul Simon begins two weeks of working in South Africa with local musicians, to create tracks for his forthcoming album Graceland.
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Jazz double-bassist and pianist Johnny Dyani, who played with musicians including Don Cherry, Steve Lacy, David Murray and Leo Smith, dies aged 40 in Berlin, Germany, Europe. In the early 1960s, Dyani had been a member of South Africa's first integrated jazz band, The Blue Notes.
Little Steven and producer Arthur Baker donate $327,000 in royalties from the Artists Against Apartheid song (Ain't Gonna Play) Sun City to the effort to end apartheid in South Africa.
Freddie Mercury of Queen attends a concert by opera diva Montserrat Caballe in Covent Garden Opera House, London, England, UK, Europe.
While on tour in South Africa, Joan Armatrading meets with Nelson Mandela at his home in Pretoria, South Africa. During the visit, Mandela presents Armatrading with a signed copy of his autobiography.
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Mark Knopfler plays the first of two nights at Carnival City, Johannesburg, South Africa.
The Dave Matthews Band plays at Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
The final day of the three day long Hard Rock Calling concert in Hyde Park, London, features Bruce Springsteen and The Dave Matthews Band.
It is reported that Phil and Mitch Margo, two members of The Tokens who sang on their international 1961 hit single The Lion Sleeps Tonight, have filed suit in Manhattan, New York City, USA, to establish their rights to the name The Tokens. Another group, Jay Siegel And The Tokens, featuring one original member, files a counter-suit for the same rights.
Soul II Soul play as part of the F1 Corniche Beats On The Beach Concerts series on Corniche Beach, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Africa.
The Dave Matthews Band Caravan plays the first of three nights at Lakeside, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The lineup over the course of the three nights also includes Kid Cudi, The Flaming Lips performing Dark Side Of The Moon, Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros, Amos Lee, Emmylou Harris, Ben Folds, G. Love And Special Sauce, Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings, Gomez, Drive-By Truckers, Michael Franti And Spearhead, Daniel Lanois' Black Dub, The Jayhawks, Soja, Soulive, The Wailers, Blind Pilot, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, TR3, Vieux Farka Toure, Alberta Cross, Mariachi El Bronx, Bobby Long, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Jeff Coffin's Mu'tet and Gary Clark Jr.
Hip-Hop artist and award winning alto-saxophonist, Soweto Kinch, hosts The Flyover Show in Freedom Square, Soweto, South Africa, featuring Tumi from Tumi and the Volume, Soweto Kinch and band, Feya Faku, ESKA, Jonzi D, Bokani Dyer, DJ Raiko and the Kliptown Youth Program Gumboot Dancers.
The Dave Matthews Band plays the last of three nights at The Greek Theatre, Berkeley, California, USA.
On their The Book Of Souls World Tour, Iron Maiden play at The Rock Im Revier Festival, Dortmund, Germany, Europe.
Mos Def plays the last of three nights at The Kennedy Center, Washington DC, USA.
Al Jardine of The Beach Boys plays during four nights at The Egyptian Theatre, Park City, Utah, USA.
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