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David Rose is born in London, England, UK. He will find success as a songwriter, composer, arranger, pianist, and orchestra leader, his most famous compositions being The Stripper, Holiday For Strings and Calypso Melody. Using the pseudonym Ray Llewellyn, he will also write music for numerous television series, including It's A Great Life, The Tony Martin Show, Little House on the Prairie, Highway To Heaven, Bonanza, and Highway Patrol.
Lord Invader performs his composition Rum And Coca Cola for the first time in front of a paying audience in the Victory Calypso Tent [an informal music venue set up for the carnival season] in Port of Spain, Trindidad, West Indies. Six months later, visiting US radio comedian Morey Amsterdam will hear the song, take it back to the USA, sanitise its saucy lyric and copyright it in his own name. Rum And Coca Cola will be a huge hit for The Andrews Sisters but Lord Invader will have to go to court to win his royalties.
Katherine Farthing is born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, West Indies, Caribbean. She will find international success as Katie of the pop duo Mac And Katie Kissoon.
Popular boogie-woogie pianist Winifred Atwell, The Peterson Brothers, Bertha Ricardo and others appear for the first of six nights in the revue Empire Highlights at The Empire Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Harry Belafonte, Janet Brace and The Jim Stutz Trio are playing at The Black Orchid, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The LP Belafonte Sings Of The Caribbean by Harry Belafonte enters the Billboard Top 40 Albums Chart in the USA where it will peak at No3 during a sixteen-week stay on the chart.
Chuck Berry plays the third of six nights at The Glass Bucket, Kingston, Jamaica, Caribbean.
The George Shearing Quintet records Simplicity and So This Is Cuba in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Paul Anka plays a live show at a baseball park in San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA.
The Christmas Pantomime at The Odeon, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, features the My Boy Lollipop girl Millie Small, plus Jess Conrad, Jimmy Wheeler and Des Lane.
Cilla Black plays the fourth night of a two-week season at The Forty Thieves Club in Bermuda, Caribbean.
Jimmy James And The Vagabonds play at The Marquee, Soho, London, England, UK.
Singing star Johnny Nash meets Bob Marley in Jamaica, Caribbean.
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Carl Douglas And The Big Stampede play at The Cromwellian Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
When The Rolling Stones play in the 3000-seater Palladium in New York City, USA, the audience includes Bob Marley, Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney, Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton.
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Joan Armatrading plays at Theater Am Aegi, Hanover, Germany, Europe.
Joan Armatrading plays at The Rhurlandhalle, Bochum, Germany, Europe.
Desmond Dekker releases a new single, Please Don't Bend, on Stiff Records in the UK. Lyrically, the song concerns itself with the erotic potential of very short skirts worn by women.
Joan Armatrading plays at The Liederhalle, Stuttgart, Germany, Europe.
One million people see Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Gary 'US' Bonds, Linda Ronstadt, Rita Marley and more at a Rally For Nuclear Disarmament in Central Park, New York City, USA.
Ozzy Osbourne begins his Bark At The Moon tour at De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England, UK, 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.
Mirrors Of Kiev, The Safest Place, Arean Quatar, Flesh And Steel and The Dynamics play at Dingwalls Camden Lock, Camden, London, England, UK, Europe.
The First Annual Billboard Latin Music Conference takes place in The Hyatt Hotel, Miami, Florida, USA.
Harry Belafonte plays at The Ravinia Festival Highland Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
During a 22-date tour in support of her album Square The Circle, Joan Armatrading plays at The Sands Centre, Carlisle, England, UK, Europe.
Errol 'ET' Thompson, one of the most respected reggae engineers in Jamaica, Caribbean, dies aged 55 after a series of strokes. In a long career he had worked with Bob Marley, Augustus Pablo, Burning Spear and countless others.
Reggae singer Sizzla is among thirty-three people arrested when a co-ordinated police/military raid in the community of August Town, Kingston, Jamaica, Caribbean, finds six AK-47 rifles, three sniper rifles, a submachine gun and 58 rounds of ammunition.
With their show at Plaza Anti Imperialista, Havana, Audioslave becomes the first American rock group to perform a free outdoor concert in Cuba, Caribbean.
Rihanna releases her fourth album, Rated R, on Universal Music in Brazil and Spain.
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Rihanna celebrates her 22nd birthday with a party in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, organised by LA Dodgers player Matt Kemp, rumoured to be her new boyfriend.
Popular singer and recording artist Graciela, known as The First Lady of Latin Jazz, dies aged 94 of pulmonary failure at New York Cornell-Presbyterian Hospital, 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.
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.
Chayanne plays at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
Rihanna, Ke$ha and Nicki Minaj play at The General Motors Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Rihanna, Ke$ha and Travie McCoy play at Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, California, USA.
Cuban hip-hop/rap duo Los Aldeanos arrive in Miami, Florida, USA, to perform live, but they encounter both support and dersision from the Cuban exile community, which is divided about whether the group supports or opposes the Cuban government.
Little Feat play the first of five nights at Breezes Grand Resort and Spa, Negril, Jamaica, Caribbean.
Concluding her Loud Tour, Rihanna plays the last of three nights at The O2 Arena, London, UK. According to some reports, after the show, she goes for a late-night McDonalds. Others state that she celebrates with a champagne shower using a dozen bottles of vintage Armand de Birgnac champagne, specially flown in from France at a cost of £3,600.
It is announced that in the seven years since her first British hit, Pon De Replay, Rihanna has sold over 20m records - 14m singles and 6m albums - in the UK.
Rihanna reaches No1 in the Billboard 100 album chart in the USA with Unapologetic, on sales of 238,000 copies.
The 57th Grammy Awards event is held at The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA. Sam Smith is the big winner on the night, collecting trophies for Best New Artist, Song of the Year (Stay with Me), Record of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album, ahead of Miley Cyrus, Coldplay, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry and Ed Sheeran. The full list of 57th Annual Grammy Awards Winners is as follows : Record of the Year: Stay with Me, Sam Smith Album of the Year: Morning Phase, Beck Song of the Year: Stay With Me (Darkchild Version), Sam Smith, James Napier, William Phillips, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty Best Country Album: Miranda Lambert, Platinum Best R'n'B Performance: Drunk in Love, Beyonce featuring Jay Z Best Rock Album: Beck, Morning Phase Best Pop Vocal Album: Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour Best Pop Solo Performance: Happy, Pharrell Williams Best New Artist: Sam Smith Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Max Martin for Bang Bang, Break Free, Dark Horse, Problem, Shake It Off, Unconditionally Best Folk Album: Old Crow Medicine Show, Remedy Best Americana Album: Rosanne Cash, The River and the Thread Best American Roots Song: A Feather's Not a Bird, Rosanne Cash And John Leventhal Best American Roots Performance: A Feather's Not a Bird, Rosanne Cash Best R'n'B Album: Toni Braxton And Babyface, Love Marriage Divorce Best Urban Contemporary Album: Pharrell Williams, G I R L Best R'n'B Song: Drunk in Love, Shawn Carter, Rasool Diaz, Noel Fisher, Jerome Harmon, Beyonce Knowles, Timothy Mosely, Andre Eric Proctor And Brian Soko, songwriters (Beyonce feat. Jay Z) Best Traditional R'n'B Performance: Jesus Children, Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Malcolm Jamal Warner And Lalah Hathaway Best Rap Album: Eminem, Marshall Mathers LP2 Best Rap Song: I, K. Duckworth And C. Smith, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar) Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: The Monster, Eminem feat. Rihanna Best Rap Performance: I, Kendrick Lamar Best Comedy Album: Weird Al Yankovic, Mandatory Fun Best Spoken Word Album: Joan Rivers, Diary of a Mad Diva Best Blues Album: Johnny Winter, Step Back Best Alternative Music Album: St. Vincent, St. Vincent Best Rock Song: Ain't It Fun, Hayley Williams and Taylor York Best Metal Performance: Last in Line, Tenacious D Best Rock Performance: Lazaretto, Jack White Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer, Bass and Mandolin Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Cheek to Cheek Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Say Something, Great Big World And Christina Aguilera Best Bluegrass Album: The Earls of Leicester, The Earls of Leicester Best Country Song: I'm Not Going to Miss You, Glen Campbell And Julian Raymond, songwriters (Glen Campbell) Best Country Duo/Group Performance: Gentle on My Mind, The Band Perry Best Country Solo Performance: Something in the Water, Carrie Underwood Best Music Film: 20 Feet From Stardom, Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer And Judith Hill Best Music Video: Happy, Pharrell Williams Best Song Written for Visual Media: Let It Go, Kristen Anderson-Lopez And Robert Lopez, songwriters (Idina Menzel) Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: Grand Budapest Hotel, Alexandre Desplat, composer Best compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: Frozen, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Tom MacDougall And Chris Montan, compilation producers Best Musical Theater Album: Beautiful: the Carole King Musical, Jessie Mueller, principal soloist; Jason Howland, Steve Sidwell And Billy Jay Stein, producers (Carole King, composer/lyricist) Best Latin Jazz Album: Arturo O'Farrill And The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, The Offense of the Drum Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, Life in the Bubble Best Jazz Instrumental: Trilogy, Chick Corea Trio Best Jazz Vocal Album: Dianne Reeves, Beautiful Life Best Improvised Jazz Solo: Fingerprints, Chick Corea Best Dance/Electronic Album: Syro, Aphex Twin Best Dance Recording: Rather Be, Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne Best Tropical Latin Album: Carlos Vives, Mas And Corazon Profundo Best Regional Mexican Music Album: Vicente Fernandez, Mano a Mano Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative: Calle 13, Multiviral Best Latin Pop Album: Ruben Blades, Tangos Best Roots Gospel Album: Mike Farris, Shine For All the People Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: For King and Country, Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong Best Gospel Album: Erica Campbell, Help Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song: Messengers, Lecrae featuring For King and Country Best Gospel Performance/Song: No Greater Love, Smokie Norful And Aaron W. Lindsey, songwriters (Smokie Norful) Best Contemporary Classical Composition: John Luther Adams, Adams, John Luther: Become Ocean (Ludovic Morlot And Seattle Symphony) Best Classical Compendium: Partch, Partch: Plectra And Percussion Dances Best Classical Solo Vocal Album Anne Sofie Von Otter, Douce France (Carl Bagge, Margareta Bengston, Mats Bergstrom, Per Ekdahl, Bengan Janson, Olle Linder And Antoine Tamestit) Best Classical Instrumental Solo: Jason Vieaux, Play Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: Hilary Hahn And Cory Smythe, In 27 Pieces - The Hilary Hahn Encores Best Choral Performance: Craig Hella Johnson, The Sacred Spirit of Russia (Conspirare) Best Opera Recording: Charpentier: La Descente D'Orphee Aux Enfers Best Orchestral Performance: John Adams (City Noir) Producer of the Year, Classical: Judith Sherman Best Surround Sound Album: Beyonce, Beyonce Best Remixed Recording Non-Classical: All of Me (Tiestos Birthday Treatment Remix, Tijs Michiel Verwest, remixer (John Legend) Best Engineered Album Non-Classical: Beck, Morning Phase Best Historical Album: Hank Williams, The Garden Spot Programs, 1950 Best Album Notes: John Coltrane, Offering: Live at Temple University Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: Jack White, Susan Archie And Dean Blackwood, The Rise And Fall of Paramount Records, Vol. One (1917-27) Best Recording Package: Pearl Jam, Lighting Bolt Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) : New York Tendaberry, Billy Childs feat. Renee Fleming And Yo-Yo Ma Best Arrangement, Instrumental or a Capella: Daft Punk, Pentatonix Best Instrumental Composition: The Book Thief, John Williams Best Children's Album: I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World Best World Music Album: Angelique Kidjo, Eve Best Reggae Album: Ziggy Marley, Fly Rasta Best Regional Music Album: Jo-El Sonnier, The Legacy Best New Age Album: Ricky Kej And Wouter Kellerman, Winds of Samsara
Madonna attends the 5th Annual Sean Penn And Friends HELP HAITI HOME Gala Benefiting J/P Haitian Relief Organization at The Montage Hotel, Beverley Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. During the event Madonna performs a cover of the Edith Piaf song La Vie En Rose.
On her Anti World Tour, Rihanna plays at Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
On her Anti World Tour, Rihanna plays at Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
On her Anti World Tour, Rihanna plays at The Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, USA.
On her Anti World Tour Rihanna plays at The O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic, Europe.
On her Never Be The Same tour, Camila Cabello plays at The Sony Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
On her Reputation tour, Taylor Swift plays at Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan, USA, supported by Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.