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Anselmo Sacasas And His Royal Havana Orchestra are playing at The Colony Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with The Four Senators.
Winston Jarrett is born in Lime Tree Gardens, St. Ann, Jamaica, Caribbean. He will find success as a rocksteady and reggae singer-songwriter, working with The Flames, The Righteous Flames and as a solo artist.
Millie Small, whose biggest hit will be the ska/bluebeat novelty song My Boy Lollipop, is born in Clarendon, Jamaica, Caribbean.
Gay Claridge And His Band are playing at The Martinique, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Joe Alexander And The Cubans record a calypso-styled single, Oh Maria, at Premier Studio, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, for the Ballad label. The guitarist on the session, listed in the studio log as Chuck Berryn, will find massive international success as Chuck Berry.
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.
Anthony Ian Berkeley is born in Trinidad, Caribbean. He will find success as rapper Poetic, aka Grym Reaper when working as a member of Gravediggaz.
The Beatles continue filming their second movie, Help!, provisionally titled Beatles 2, in New Providence, Bahamas, Caribbean. On this day they are filmed on Cabbage Beach and Victoria Beach.
The Beatles start work on Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
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The Equals begin a six day visit to Belgium, Europe.
Desmond Dekker And The Aces play at the Alex Disco in the Alexandra Rooms, New Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Taj Mahal plays at the MPLS Labor Temple, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The Equals play at the Corn Exchange, Devizes, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono start a new company, Bag Productions, to make films and publish books. On the same day, John and Yoko fly to The Bahamas, where they are planning another Bed-In.
Jimmy Cliff releases a new single, Vietnam, in the UK on Trojan Records.
I Shot The Sheriff, a cover of a Bob Marley song, by Eric Clapton, reaches No1 in the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA.
While on tour in the West Indies, The Jackson 5 play a baseball game against Kingston College at Jamaica National Stadium, Kingston. The Jacksons' team includes Marlon, Tito and Jackie, but Michael and Jermaine do not play. Kingston College wins 39-28.
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 the Congrescenter, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Bob Marley And The Wailers play at The Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland, Europe.
Bob Marley And The Wailers release the album Uprising on Tuff Gong/Island Records in the UK.
Joan Armatrading plays at The Mann Music Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Joan Armatrading plays at N azareth College Auditorium, Rochester, New York State, USA.
The Bob Marley compilation album Legend is awarded a Platinum disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
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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Steel Pulse record the final two tracks for their 1999 live album, Living Legend, at the Anfiteatro Luis Munoz Marin, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Caribbean.
Errol Brown plays at The City Hall, Newcastle, UK.
Errol Brown plays at St David’s Hall, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Grandmaster Flash plays at Roxy Blu, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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.
The Notting Hill Carnival sets West London, England, UK, alight with the very best in West Indian music, dance, food and culture, drawing in a crowd of 750,000 people.
Mary J. Blige, Death Cab For Cutie, Sean Paul and Nickelback play at The Nokia Theatre Times Square, New York City, USA.
Rihanna releases her fourth album, Rated R, on Universal Music in Chile, South America.
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It is announced that Chris Brown has been forced to cancel his imminent European tour because he has been refused entry to the UK. It is widely assumed that the denial of his UK work visa is connected with his 2009 conviction for assaulting ex-girlfriend Rihanna.
Rihanna releases a new single, Te Amo, to radio in Canada.
Bishop Walter Hawkins, considered one of the greatest gospel singers ever, dies aged 61 of pancreatic cancer in Ripon, Califoirnia, USA.
Chris Brown loses his temper and storms out of the studios of tv show Good Morning America after being asked questions about his relationship with Rihanna.
Ricky Martin headlines the Auditorium Stravinski, Montreux, Switzerland, Europe, during the 45th Montreux Jazz Festival.
During her Loud Tour, Rihanna plays at The TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Adele is added to Time magazine's annual list of the 100 most influential people in world. Rihanna is the only other singer on the list.
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.
Italian-born Venezuelan composer, guitarist, singer and songwriter, Pablo Manavello, dies unexpectedly, aged 65, in Miami, Florida, USA. In his long and respected career, he worked with Shakira, Ricky Martin and many others.
On her Anti World Tour, Rihanna plays at Oracle Arena, Oakland, California, USA.
On her Anti World Tour Rihanna plays at Wembley Stadium, London, England, UK, Europe.
On her Reputation tour, Taylor Swift plays the first of two nights The US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, supported by Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.
On her Reputation tour, Taylor Swift plays the second of two nights The US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, supported by Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.
In court in New York City, USA, William McFarland (aka Billy McFarland), organiser of the ill-fated Fyre Music Festival (2017) in the Bahamas, West Indies, Caribbean, is sentenced to six years in federal prison.
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Mike Quashie (real name Matthew Michael Quashie), a Trinidadian dancer known as The Limbo King, dies following end of life hospice care in The Bronx, New York City, USA. Quashie popularised the Limbo dance craze in the early 1960s, and was revered by artists including Jimi Hendrix, Lou Reed and Led Zeppelin.
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