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Fitzgerald Cornelius Henry is born in Arouca, Trinidad. He will find fame as calypso singer and songwriter The Mighty Terror.
Lord Beginner And The Calypso Rhythm Kings record Trinidad Blues, Joe Louis Calypso, Straight Hair Girl and Boul've'se' for Melodisc Records in London, UK.
Jazz bass virtuoso Felipe Cabrera is born in Havana, Cuba, Caribbean.
A riot breaks out at a show by The Wailing Wailers at The Ward Theatre, Kingston, Jamaica, Caribbean. The band will rise to international success in the 70s as Bob Marley And The Wailers.
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.
Jackie Edwards releases his own composition, Hush, on Aladdin Records in the UK.
Jose Feliciano performs live on the Mike Douglas Show, a nationally syndicated tv show in the USA.
The five-day long 1968 NATRA (National Association Of Television And Radio Announcers) Convention begins at The Four Ambassadors Hotel, Miami, Florida, USA. Participants include Harry Belafonte, Bill Cosby and Sen. Robert Kennedy. The event is marred by violence between Mafia elements and black music business executives.
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Don Drummond, saxophonist with influential ska/reggae band The Skatalites, dies in Bellevue Hospital, Jamaica, Caribbean, aged 37. He had been committed to the hospital as insane, and his death (controversially) will be listed as a suicide.
Joan Armatrading plays at The Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt, Germany, Europe.
Joan Armatrading plays at De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England, UK, Europe, supported by Kim Beacon.
Bob Marley And The Wailers play to an audience of 32,000 at Grona Lund, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe, establishing a record crowd for the venue.
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Joan Armatrading plays at The Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Bob Marley And The Wailers arrive in New York City, USA, where they are to play two nights at Madison Square Garden.
Onika Tanya Maraj is born in Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean. After her family moves to The Bronx, New York City, USA, she will find success as rapper and pop recording artist Nicki Minaj.
Elton John records I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues, at AIR Studios, in Montserrat, Caribbean.
Billy Ocean reaches No1 in the Billboard R'n'B Singles Chart in the USA with Caribbean Queen.
Eek A Mouse plays at The Marina, Swansea, Wales, UK, Europe.
The Steel An' Skin Afro-Caribbean Band plays at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, England, UK, Europe, while promoting their album Acid Rain.
Yellowman plays at The Chestnut Cabaret, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Following a string of arrests on drugs and firearm charges, reggae star Gregory Isaacs has his US visa revoked, and is expelled from the Jamaican Federation of Musicians.
During a 22-date tour in support of her album Square The Circle, Joan Armatrading plays at The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, England, UK, Europe.
Errol Brown, best-known as the front man of Hot Chocolate, plays at The Hall For Cornwall, Truro, Cornwall, England, UK.
Errol Brown plays at The North Wales Centre, Llandudno, Wales, UK.
Errol Brown plays at Salford Quays, The Lowry, Manchester, UK.
Azucar! The Life and Music of Celia Cruz, a year-long exhibition about the career of the Cuban-born singer known as The Queen Of Salsa, opens at The Smithsonian Museum, Washington DC, USA.
The first Recording Arts Day is held at The US Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA. Taking part as representatives of the musical community are are Gloria Estefan, Jimmy Jam, Desmond Child, Randy Jackson, Earl Klugh, Jon Secada, Crystal Gayle and Dave Koz.
Clement Dodd, aka Sir Coxone, one of reggae's most influential producers, is posthumously awarded the Order of Distinction, in the rank of Commander, for his services to the music industry of Jamaica, West Indies.
Rihanna dines at the Da Silvano restaurant, New York City, USA.
Kid Rock's Chillin' The Most Cruise leaves Tampa, Florida, USA, aboard cruise ship Carnival Inspiration, bound for four days at sea ending in the Grand Cayman Islands in the Caribbean. The trip includes live gigs by Kid Rock, Unkle Kracker and several tribute combos, not to mention a bingo session hosted by Unkle Kracker and the opportunity for passengers to have their photograph taken with Kid Rock.
Rihanna, Ke$ha and Travie McCoy play at The Verizon Arena, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA.
Rihanna, Ke$ha and Travie McCoy play at The American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida, USA.
During her Last Girl On Earth tour, Rihanna plays at GCCEC Arena, Gold Coast, Australia, Oceania.
During her Loud Tour, Rihanna plays at Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
During her Loud Tour, Rihanna plays at The American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Reggae pioneer Winston Riley dies at University Hospital of the West Indies, Jamaica, Caribbean, aged 65, from gunshot wounds he had received in November 2011. Riley, a noted producer and also founder of The Techniques, had been the target of a number of unexplained attacks in 2011, including being shot in August and stabbed in September.
Forbes magazine publishes its annual list of The Top-Earning Women in Music, revealing that Britney Spears has returned to the No1 slot in 2012 with earnings of $64m, with Taylor Swift in second place on $57m and Rihanna lying in third with $53m.
Country singing star Trace Adkins, reportedly in a drunken condition, gets into a fight with a Trace Adkins impersonator, during a cruise ship voyage to Jamaica, Caribbean. Having been sober for twelve years, Adkins checks into rehab when the ship docks in Jamaica.
Hip-hop pioneers Grandmaster Flash, Grand Wizzard Theodore and Grand Mixer DXT become the first DJs to be honoured on the pavement of the Hollywood Guitar Center's RockWalk in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Having notched up nearly 500m plays, Katy Perry's hit single Dark Horse ft. Juicy J tops the YouTube chart of the most popular music videos for 2014 (so far). The full Top Ten list is :

1. Katy Perry - Dark Horse ft. Juicy J

2. Shakira - Can't Remember to Forget You ft. Rihanna

3. Shakira - La La La (Brazil 2014) ft. Carlinhos Brown

4. We Are One (Ole Ola) [The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Song] (Olodum Mix)

5. Enrique Iglesias - Bailando (Español) ft. Descemer Bueno, Gente De Zona

6. The Chainsmokers - #SELFIE

7. Iggy Azalea - Fancy ft. Charli XCX

8. Frozen Soundtrack - Let It Go

9. Jason Derulo - Wiggle ft. Snoop Dogg

10. Enrique Iglesias - El Perdedor ft. Marco Antonio Sol

On her Anti World Tour Rihanna plays at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
On her Anti World Tour Rihanna plays at The Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt, Germany, Europe.
On her Anti World Tour Rihanna plays at The V Festival, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, England, UK, Europe.
The Living Gods of Haiti release their debut LP, Bone Dry, on Kwaidan Records in the UK.
On her Never Be The Same tour, Camila Cabello plays at The Riverside Theatre, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
On her Never Be The Same tour, Camila Cabello plays at The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
On her Reputation tour, Taylor Swift plays the second of two nights at The Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California, USA, supported by Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.
On her Reputation tour, Taylor Swift plays the first of two nights at Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland, Europe, supported by Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.
Jimmy Cliff, Grandmaster Flash and Trojan Soundsystem play at The Harbourside Amphitheatre, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.