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Clarence Profit's Trio and The Calypso Recorders are playing at The Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Winston Richards is born in Duckenfield, Jamaica, Caribbean. He will find success as session drummer Winston Grennan, remembered for his work with Toots And The Maytals, Bob Marley, the Wailers, Jimmy Cliff and Desmond Dekker. He is also famed as the inventor of the one drop rhythm in the late 1960s, which places kick/snare emphasis on the third beat within a highly syncopated 4/4 bar.
Clinton Fearon is born in Saint Andrew, Jamaica, West Indies, Caribbean. He will find success as a reggae vocalist with The Gladiators and, after moving to Seattle, Washington, USA, with Clinton Fearon And The Boogie Brown Band.
Calypsonian Lord Caresser (aka The Caresser) is playing nightly in the downstairs bar of Rockhead's club, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Leslie 'Jiver' Hutchinson plays at The Festival Hall, East Kirkby, Lincolnshire, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Original Blue Ramblers Dance Orchestra.
Harry Belafonte, Janet Brace and The Jim Stutz Trio are playing at The Black Orchid, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Harry Belafonte is the musical guest on CBS tv's Ed Sullivan Show, recorded in New York City, USA.
Calypsonian guitarist and singer Lord Mike opens at The Jamaican Room, The Blue Angel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Pete De Freitas, who will find success as drummer for Echo And The Bunnymen, is born in Port Of Spain, Trinidad, West Indies, Caribbean.
Guitarist Eddie Kirkland plays the second of three nights at Hines Farm Blues Club, Swanton, Ohio, USA.
Tito Rodriguez And His Orchestra open at The Palais D'Or Ballroom, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
My Boy Lollipop by Millie reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart.
Along with six dancers sent from Jamaica to demonstrate ska dancing, Millie Small sings her huge hit My Boy Lollipop at The New York World's Fair, Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York City, USA.
Millie, Jess Conrad, Jimmy Wheeler and Des Lane play in the Christmas Pantomime at The Odeon, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
Lonnie Donegan plays the second night in a two-week season at the Forty Thieves Club, Bermuda, Caribbean.
Chris Farlowe And The Thunderbirds, The Tribe, and Jimmy Cliff And The New Generation play in The Place, Hanley, Staffordshire, England, UK, Europe.
Jimmy James And The Vagabonds play at The Marquee Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
Prince Buster plays at The Starlite, Crawley, England, UK, Europe.
Eddy Grant suffers a heart attack, which forces him to quit his internationally successful band, The Equals.
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Reggae star Jacob Miller, vocalist of Inner Circle, dies, aged 27, in a car accident in Jamaica, Caribbean.
Joan Armatrading plays at The Festival Hall, Vienna, Austria, Europe.
Kid Creole And The Coconuts play at The Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
The Skatalites play at Fitzgerald's, Houston, Texas, USA.
Errol Brown plays at The Magnum Liesure Centre, Irvine, Scotland, 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.
Air Supply, having just played their first ever gig in Havana, Cuba, find themselves stranded on the island as Hurricane Dennis causes devastation in the Caribbean.
Joan Armatrading plays at The Grand Opera House, York, England, UK.
High Court Judge Mr Justice Lewison, in London, UK, throws out a claim by bass guitarist Aston 'Family Man' Barrett who is seeking financial recompense for his contributions to the Bob Marley sound. Barrett argued that he had been the author of the bass lines which gave Marley's late-1970s hits their inimitable rhythm.
Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club plays at the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
During a 13-date tour, Rihanna plays the first of two nights at the O2 Arena, London, UK.
The restraining order which prevents Chris Brown from making personal contact with Rihanna is reduced to level one, by Superior Court Judge Patricia Snegg in Los Angeles, California, USA. The relaxation means that Brown is now permitted to be in the same building as Rihanna as long as he doesn't "harass, bother or molest" her. He can also come up to ten yards from Rihanna at music industry events.
Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club featuring Omara Portuondo play at The International Centre, Harrogate, England, UK, Europe.
Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club featuring Omara Portuondo play at The Dome, Brighton, England, UK, Europe.
Traffic grinds to a halt and crowds gather in the countryside near Bangor, Northern Ireland, UK, Europe, when a scantily-clad Rihanna films a video for her latest single, We Found Love, in a field. Farmer Alan Graham, owner of the field, becomes so embarassed by the filming and the disruption it is causing, that he asks Rihanna and her crew to stop filming, which they do.
During her Loud Tour, Rihanna plays the first of two nights at The SECC, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
During her Loud Tour, Rihanna plays at The Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany, Europe.
During her Loud Tour, Rihanna plays at The O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic, Europe.
Rihanna has an angry altercation with bouncers at The Rose Club, London, England, UK, Europe, when she jumps on a table in the course of the evening smashing it to pieces.
Rihanna donates in excess of $3.5m in equipment to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital [QEH] in Bridgetown, Barbados, Caribbean, for its radiotherapy department, which now bears the name of Rihanna's late grandmother Clara Brathwaite. The announcement of the donation is made at the re-naming ceremony, which is attended by Rihanna and her mother.
On her Diamonds World Tour, Rihanna plays the first of two nights at The Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium, Europe.
It is reported that South Korean electronics giant Samsung has struck an unprecedented $25m deal to sponsor Rihanna’s upcoming Anti album and its accompanying tour.
Rihanna releases her eighth album, Anti, as a digital download on Westbury Road/Roc Nation Records.
Major Lazer, Diplo's electronic/dancehall trio, play a free show at the Tribuna Jose Marti, Havana, Cuba, Caribbean.
On her Anti World Tour, Rihanna plays at The Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
On her Anti World Tour Rihanna plays at Telenor Arena, Oslo, Norway, Europe, with Big Sean and DJ Mustard.
An ad campaign for Skechers Hi-Lites sneakers, featuring Camila Cabello, is launched on tv in the USA.
Camila Cabello releases her solo debut LP, Camila, on Epic/Syco Records.
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On her Never Be The Same tour, Camila Cabello plays at The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, Oregon, USA.
On her Reputation tour, Taylor Swift plays at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, supported by Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.
On her Reputation tour, Taylor Swift plays at The Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, supported by Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.