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Manuel Corona, is born in Caibarin, Villa Clara, Cuba. He will become one of Cuba's most respected and frequently recorded composers and troubadours, but will die of tuberculosis, destitute and alone in the back room of a bar on the beach at Marianao, Havana, Cuba, Caribbean.
Jules Sims records Native Trinidad Kalenda [Bagai Sala Que Pocheray Moin] for Victor Records in Port Of Spain, Trinidad, Caribbean.
Arsenio Rodriguez's Conjuntos record El Pirulero No Vuelve Mas and Yo 'ta Namora for RCA Victor records in Havana, Cuba, Caribbean.
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.
Gay Claridge And His Band are playing at The Martinique, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Eric Deans Orchestra - a twelve-piece band - flies from Palisadoes Airport, Kingston, Jamaica, Caribbean and flies to Haiti. This is thought to have been the first such tour of its kind for Jamican musicians. This band was also known as The Colony Club Orchestra.
The Guardian newspaper reports that, "Hell
Lynval Golding, guitarist with UK 2-Tone band The Specials, is born in St Catherine's, Jamaica, Caribbean.
Calypsonian Lord Executor dies.
Chuck Berry plays the fifth of six nights at The Glass Bucket, Kingston, Jamaica, Caribbean.
Cy Grant sings a calypso based on current news events during his appearance on the BBC-tv current affairs magazine show Tonight, in London, England, UK, Europe.
Brook Benton plays the ninth of fourteen nights at The 40 Thieves Club, Bermuda.
My Boy Lollipop by sixteen-year-old singer Millie becomes the first bluebeat single to enter the UK Top 10. The song is arranged by Ernest Ranglin, who also plays guitar on the track.
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Millie takes the lead role in Once Upon A Fairytale at The Granada, Bedford, UK.
Millie, Jess Conrad, Jimmy Wheeler and Des Lane play in the Christmas Pantomime at The Odeon, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
The Beatles continue filming their second movie, Help!, provisionally titled Beatles 2, in New Providence, Bahamas, Caribbean. On this day Ringo Starr is filmed in front of the Post Office on Bay Street, George Harrison and Ringo are filmed in a tree house, John Lennon is filmed coming out of the library and shouting for Ringo.
The Beatles complete filming for their second movie, Help!, provisionally titled Beatles 2, in New Providence, Bahamas, Caribbean. On this day they are on Paradise Island, filming continuity shots.
Six-year-old Elian Gonzalez leaves Cuba in a boat with his mother and twelve others to seek asylum in the USA. The boat does not make it and his mother dies, but Elian is rescued by fishermen and taken to live with relatives in Miami, Florida. He later became the subject of a major news story when he was ordered back to Cuba to live with his father. US marshals had to seize Elian and send him back to Cuba against the wishes of his relatives. The incident will inspire Manic Street Preachers to write their song Baby Elian.
Jimmy James and The Vagabonds play at The Marquee, Soho, London, England, UK, supported by John Lee's Groundhogs.
The Savages record the LP Live 'N Wild at The Hub, in The Princess Hotel, Hamilton, Bermuda, Caribbean.
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Trojan Records is launched by Island Records as a showcase for the productions of Duke Reid. The new label's name is derived from the seven ton Leyland 'Trojan' trucks used to transport the producer's huge sound system around Jamaica, with the slogan 'Duke Reid, The Trojan King Of Sounds' emblazoned on their sides.
While his bassist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell fly off to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Jimi Hendrix jams with Eric Clapton at The Scene Club, New York City, USA
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Petula Clark stars in her first North American tv spectacular, Petula, broadcast by NBC in the USA. Her guest is Harry Belafonte. The show marks the first time a man and woman of different races exchanged physical contact on American television, and causes considerable controversy. Doyle Lott, a vice president from Chrysler, the show's sponsor, is present at the taping, and objects to the "interracial touching", fearing that it would offend white Southern viewers — this at a time when racial conflict was a major issue in the U.S. Lott insisted they substitute a different take, but the show's makers refused. Soon after, Doyle Lott was relieved of all his responsibilities at Chrysler.
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Desmond Dekker and The Fourmost appear on UK tv show The Golden Shot.
Joan Armatrading plays at Ostwestfalenhallen, Kaunitz, Germany, Europe.
Joan Armatrading plays at Meistersingerhalle, Nuremberg, Germany, Europe.
Reggae superstar Bob Marley, suffering from cancer of the stomach, lungs and brain, plays his final live gig at the Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Bob Marley, suffering from terminal cancer, is undergoing treatment at the Issels Clinic in the Bavarian Alps, Germany, Europe.
Joan Armatrading plays at The Liederhalle, Stuttgart, Germany, Europe.
Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare, aka Sly And Robbie, celebrate their tenth anniversary of working together as reggae's top rhythm section, with a show at The National Arena, Kingston, Jamaica, Caribbean.
Gloria Estefan’s back is broken when a tractor rams her tour bus during a freak snowstorm outside Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA.
The former home of Bob Marley, at 56 Hope Road, St. Andrew Parish, Jamaica, Caribbean, is declared a protected heritage Site.
Errol Brown plays at the Theatre Royal, Norwich, UK.
Pon De Replay, the debut single by Rihanna, enters the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the USA at No2. Mariah Carey remains at No1 with We Belong Together.
Shaggy releases his seventh album, Clothes Drop, in the USA.
Rihanna dines at the Da Silvano restaurant, New York City, USA.
After playing at the Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland, Europe, Rihanna is rushed to the accident and emergency department of Hirslanden private clinic via a blacked-out Mercedes. Her representatives refuse to make any comment.
Little Feat play the first of five nights at Breezes Grand Resort and Spa, Negril, Jamaica, Caribbean.
During her Loud Tour, Rihanna plays at The Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.
During her Loud Tour, Rihanna plays at The NIA, Birmingham, UK.
While celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary, Beyonce and Jay-Z dine at La Guarida restaurant in Havana, Cuba, Caribbean.
Ziggy Marley plays at Electric Brixton, Brixton, London, UK.
Rihanna is presented with the 2014 Fashion Icon Award by the Council of Fashion Designers of America at a ceremony in The Lincoln Center, New York City, USA.
Tommy Lee Sparta releases a video for his track Outlaw.
Rihanna attends the Los Angeles Lakers vs The Cleveland Cavaliers at the Staples Centre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
John Travolta, Kelly Preston and Cuba Gooding Jr. attend the premiere of FX's "American Crime Story - The People V. O.J. Simpson" at Westwood Village Theatre, Westwood, California, USA.
On her Anti World Tour, Rihanna plays at The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA.
On his Purpose tour, Justin Bieber plays at the Jose Miguel Agrelot Coliseum, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Caribbean, USA.
The Fyre Festival, marketed as an ultraluxurious music event in the Bahamas, collapses leaving angry ticket holders, investors and workers. The event was organised by music business entrepreneur Billy McFarland in partnership with Ja Rule. Also on this day, Blink-182, scheduled to be the headline band for the first night of the event pull out.