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Caribbean

Don Drummond leaves school in Kingston, Jamaica, in the Caribbean, to join The Colony Club Orchestra, but will find greater acclaim as a founder member and trombone player of The Skatalites.
Lynval Golding, guitarist with UK 2-Tone band The Specials, is born in St Catherine's, Jamaica, Caribbean.
The movie musical Bop Girl (aka Bop Girl Goes Calypso) is released to cinemas in Sweden, Europe. The movie stars Judy Tytler, but also features appearances by Bobby Troup, The Mary Kaye Trio, The Goofers, Lord Flea and Nino Tempo.
The movie musical Bop Girl (aka Bop Girl Goes Calypso) is released to cinemas in Venezuela, South America. The movie stars Judy Tytler, but also features appearances by Bobby Troup, The Mary Kaye Trio, The Goofers, Lord Flea and Nino Tempo.
Brook Benton plays the ninth of fourteen nights at The 40 Thieves Club, Bermuda.
My Boy Lollipop by Millie peaks at No2 in the Billboard singles chart in the USA.
The Rolling Stones appear (on film) on tv show Shindig! in the USA, along with Freddie And The Dreamers, Little Eva and Jay And The Americans.
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.
Calypso songwriter and performer Lord Burgess comes to the end of a week of shows at The Cafe Au Go Go, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Jackie Edwards releases his own composition, Hush, on Aladdin Records in the UK.
Jimmy James And The Vagabonds play at The Marquee, Soho, London, England, UK, supported by Boz And The Boz People.
Harry Belafonte, Barbra Streisand, Phil Ochs plays at an Anti-Vietnam Concert in the Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City, USA.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience play at The Piper Club, Milan, Italy, Europe.
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Taj Mahal plays at the MPLS Labor Temple, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Joan Armatrading plays at Phillipshalle, Dusseldorf, Germany, Europe.
Joan Armatrading plays at The Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones returns to New York City, USA, after two weeks in Jamaica, Caribbean. On the same day, Mick Jagger attends a party in New York City for Nile Rodgers.
The Mighty Diamonds play at La Mutualite, Paris, France, Europe.
The Grateful Dead, Jimmy Cliff and Robert Cray play at Autzen Stadium, Brooks Field, Eugene, Oregon, USA.
Polygram buys Island Records for £200m, give or take some small change.
After a struggle with his addiction to crack cocaine, Cowboy (Keith Wiggins) of Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five dies at Elmhurst Hospital, New York City, USA.
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The Damned play at Bar Cuba, Macclesfield, England, UK.
Errol Brown, best known as the front man of Hot Chocolate, plays at Derngate, Northampton, England, UK.
Errol Brown plays at The Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells, UK.
Errol Brown plays at The Central Theatre, Chatham, UK.
The four-day long Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Festival begins in Aspen, Colorado, USA. Headlining the event are Boz Scaggs, Isaac Hayes, David Byrne, Steel Pulse and Bobby McFerrin.
Ibrahim Ferrer, vocalist of The Buena Vista Social Club, dies aged 78, of multiple organ failure in CIMEQ Hospital, Havana, Cuba, Caribbean.
The three day long Endorse-it In Dorset festival begins at Woodcutts, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, England, UK. Headline act is Desmond Dekker And The Aces, other acts on the bill include Zion Train, Pronghorn, Sub-Giant and The Ukrainians.
Joan Armatrading plays at The Embassy Theatre, Skegness, England, UK.
Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Miranda Cosgrove appear live at The Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards on the Nell and John Wooden Court of Pauley Pavilion, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Rihanna releases a new single, Te Amo, as a CD in Germany, Europe.
Lil' Kim launches her own brand of milkshake, titled "Queen Bee", at Millions Of Milkshakes in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, with proceeds going to Wyclef Jean's Yéle Haiti foundation.
Roxy Music headline the second night of Love Box, a three-day music festival in Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets, London, England, UK. Also appearing are Mark Ronson, Paloma Faith, Grandmaster Flash and others.
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 The Entertainment Centre, Newcastle, Australia.
An auction of 75 guitars and 55 amplifiers belonging to Eric Clapton is held at Bonham's, New York City, USA, as a benefit for Clapton's Crossroads drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre in Antigua, West Indies, Caribbean. The auction raises $2.15m.
During her Loud Tour, Rihanna plays at Scotiabank Place, Ottawa, Canada.
During her Loud Tour, Rihanna plays the first of two nights at The SECC, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Rihanna releases her sixth album, Talk That Talk in Japan and India, Asia.
During her Loud Tour, Rihanna plays at The NIA, Birmingham, UK.
Celine Dion plays at Greenfield Stadium, Parish of Trelawny, Jamaica, West Indies, Caribbean.
On her Diamonds World Tour, Rihanna plays the first of two nights at The Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium, Europe.
The trial of reggae dancehall artist Vybz Kartel for the 2011 murder of Clive 'Lizard' Williams continues in the Home Circuit court, Jamaica, Caribbean.
Year-end figures published by Napster reveal Eminem to have been the most-streamed artist globally, followed by Drake, Katy Perry, Beyoncé and Rihanna.
On her Anti World Tour, Rihanna plays the first of two nights at The Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Ed Sheeran plays at Coliseo De Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, South America.
On her Never Be The Same tour, Camila Cabello plays at The Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On her Reputation tour, Taylor Swift plays the first of two nights at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.
On her Reputation tour, Taylor Swift plays the first of two nights at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, supported by Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.
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