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Pianist, composer and arranger Marco Rizo Ayala is born in Santiago De Cuba, Cuba, Caribbean. Among many other achievements, he will become the musical director and pianist for the I Love Lucy tv show in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. He is the composer of the show's theme music and for nine years he will conduct the Desi Arnaz Orchestra, write the incidental music and appear many times on camera.
Anselmo Sacasas And His Royal Havana Orchestra are playing at The Colony Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with The Four Senators.
Luiz Carlos dos Santos is born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America. He will find success as popular singer and songwriter Luiz Melodia.
Dossie Terry with The Howard Biggs Orchestra records Lost My Head and When I Hit The Number, for RCA Victor Records in New York City, USA.
Boris Leonardo González Reyes is born in Conchali, Santiago, Chile, South America. He will find success as popular singer Zalo Reyes in the group Spiral.
Latin jazz maestro Xavier Cugat makes a personal appearance at The Paramount Theatre, New York City, USA.
Surrender, by Elvis Presley is the new No1 single in the UK.
A new movie, All In A Night's Work, starring Dean Martin, opens in theatres in Madrid, Spain, Europe.
Latin music bandleader Xavier Cugat appears on tv's The Mike Douglas Show in the USA.
Sergio Mendes records Consolacao, Batida Different, Pau Brazil, Primavera and Favela for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA. The tracks will appear on his album Sergio Mendes - The Swinger From Rio.
Yeh Yeh by Georgie Fame on Columbia Records enters the UK Top 30 singles chart at No29.
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Unit 4+2 release a new single, Concrete And Clay, in the UK on Decca Records.
Sergio Mendez and Brazil 66 spend the first of two days filming an appearance on Engelbert Humperdinck's ATV series in the UK.
Astrud Gilberto records What's New, I Concentrate On You, As Time Goes By and Like Someone In Love for Verve Records in the USA.
Pucho And His Latin Soul Brothers record Georgia On My Mind, I Can't Stop Loving You, Psychedelic Pucho and other tracks for Prestige Records, in New York City, USA.
Trini Lopez is playing during two weeks at The Waldorf Astoria, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Filming of The Rolling Stones for French avant-garde director Jean-Luc Godard's documentary film One By One continues at Olympic Studios, London, England, UK, Europe. The film will eventually be released under the title Sympathy For The Devil.
Sergio Mendes plays at The Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Ten Years After play the second of two nights at The Cheetah Club, Los Angeles, California, USA, with Jose Feliciano.
B.B. King, Albert King and Santana play the first of two nights at The Kinetic Playground, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Mongo Santamaria plays at Frenchy's, Hayward, California, USA.
Mongo Santamaria and the Hugh Masekela Band play the tenth of thirteen nights at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Mongo Santamaria and the Hugh Masekela Band play the twelfth of thirteen nights at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Mink De Ville plays in West Orange, New Jersey, USA.
Fania Records sues Ruben Blades, hoping to recover $95,000 of what the label considers to be over-payments.
Menudo play the eighth of a ten-day series of shows at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
Los Lobos appear live on BBC2-tv show The Old Grey Whistle Test in London, England, UK, Europe.
Lisa Lisa + Cult Jam, Los Lobos, Barry Manilow, Restless Heart and The Temptations appear in the sixteenth annual New Year's Rockin' Eve special on ABC-tv in the USA.
Puerto Rican singer, trovador, and composer Ramito, often described as the king of Jíbaro music, commits suicide by shooting himself in his in-law's house, after learning that a cancer he is suffering has metastasized.
On his Rei Momo solo tour, David Byrne of Talking Heads plays at Palasport, Florence, Italy, Europe.
Gloria Estefan And The Miami Sound Machine play at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Cuts Both Ways by Gloria Estefan is certified as a double-platinum album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
On The Spirits Dancing in the Flesh Tour, Santana play at The World Music Theatre, Tinley Park, Illinois, USA.
Gloria Estefan and her husband Emilio are quizzed by police in Miami, Florida, USA, after their speedboat collides with a jet-ski, killing the rider.
Michelle Shocked releases three new albums in one day - Don't Ask Don't Tell (rock-oriented) , Mexican Standoff (tribute to her Latin/Texas roots) and Got No Strings (Disney covers).
Cuban trumpeter Guajiro Mirabal, of Buena Vista Social Club fame, plays at the Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, UK.
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.
Sting flies into Rabat, Morocco, Africa, in his private jet to see Carlos Santana perform at the Mawazine Festival. Sting will play at the festival two days later.
Carlos Santana plays at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
66-year-old singer Julio Iglesias marries his long-term partner Miranda Rijinsburger, 44, in Marbella, Spain, Europe, with only their five children and two witnesses in attendance.
Santana plays at The O2 Arena, Prague, Czechoslovakia, Europe.
David Lindley plays the second of two nights at McCabe's Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, California, USA.
Julieta Venegas plays at Metro, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bayonics, Raquel Rodrigez and Midnight Raid play at The Brick And Mortar Music Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Southern California Motion Picture Council, a non-profit organization founded in 1936 to promote the best in motion pictures, presents its Golden Halo Award to Trini Lopez for his contributions to Entertainment.
Spanish singer-songwriter Alejandro Sanz holds a press conference at The Presidente Intercontinental Hotel, Mexico City, Mexico, North America.
On her Revival tour, Selena Gomez plays at The Marcus Amphitheater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, supported by DNCE.
On her Revival tour, Selena Gomez plays at The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by DNCE.
On her Revival tour, Selena Gomez plays at Indonesia Convention Exhibition, Jakarta, Indonesia, Asia.
Nouvelle Vague play at Flow, Paris, France, Europe.
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