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Franco Mamone is born in Verona, Italy, Europe. As the head of the promoting company Commusications, he will be considered the first of the modern generation of Italian rock promoters and managers. From the seventies onwards, he will organize concerts by Bob Marley, Bruce Springsteen and countless others.
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.
Gordon Sumner is born in Wallsend, Tyne And Wear, UK. He will find fame as Sting, singer, songwriter and bass-player of The Police, and as a solo artist.
The Primettes, later to become The Supremes,audition to become a sister group to local Detroit, Michigan, USA, quartet The Primes.
Seventy-six arrests are made when gangs of mods and rockers - Britain's two major youth factions - clash in two seaside towns, Margate and Brighton, in the UK.
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Lulu, Millie, Gene Vincent, The Honeycombs and The Applejacks begin a five week British tour at The Astoria, Finsbury Park, London, UK.
The Charlatans and Country Joe And The Fish play at Hayward Skate Arena, Hayward, California, USA.
It is reporterd that the police have raided The Electric Theatre, in Chicago, Illionois, USA, and shut it down.
Liverpool group The Almost Blues record their debut album at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, in a two-hour session.
Prince Buster plays at The Crystal Palace Hotel, Crystal Palace, London, UK.
The Upsetters play at The Locarno, Basildon, UK.
Eddy Grant suffers a heart attack, which forces him to quit his internationally successful band, The Equals.
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Boy George's brother Kevin O'Dowd, and three others appear at Marylebone Magistrates Court, London, England, UK, Europe, on heroin-dealing charges. All four are remanded in custody until 16 July. Singer Marilyn appears in the same court, charged with heroin possession, and is remanded on bail.
Nicky Thomas, Tapper Zukie, Aswad, Cimarons and Sweet Sensation play at The Empire Ballroom, London, UK.
On their World Vacation tour, Van Halen play at The Agridome, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Bob Dylan releases a new single, Gotta Serve Somebody, in the UK on CBS Records.
The Police play at the Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada.
The Police play at Arden Pavilion, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
UB40 play at The Penthouse, Scarborough, England, UK, Europe.
The Specials, The Bodysnatchers and The Swinging Cats play at The Apollo, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe. After Jerry Dammers of The Specials sees elderly women selling their possessions on the Glasgow streets, he is inspired to write the song Ghost Town. "It was unbelievable," he said later. "It was clear that something was very, very wrong."
The Specials play the first of two nights at Lanchester Polytechnic, Coventry, England, UK, Europe, supported by the Swinging Cats.
The Tide Is High by Blondie reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA.
UB40 play at Hammersmith Palais, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Nightdoctor.
Sting enters the UK singles chart with Spread A Little Happiness, his first solo single.
After twelve weeks on the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA, Electric Avenue by Eddy Grant rises from No3 to No2.
On their Synchronicity tour, The Police play at Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
General Public play at The General Wolfe, Coventry, England, UK, Europe.
The Police play at Mecca Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
The Police play at the Showgrounds, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
Desmond Dekker plays at The Cricketers, The Oval, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Men They Couldn't Hang, Skiff-Skats, Desmond Dekker, Alton Ellis, Georgie Fame and others play at London University Union Festival, London University, London, England, UK, Europe.
Sting plays at The Sun Dome, Tampa, Florida, USA.
Dennis Brown plays at Mutualite, Paris, France, Europe.
The wife of Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts phones the police from a motel in Saratoga Springs, New York State, USA, saying that Betts has become drunk and abusive. He later gets into a physical confrontation with two police officers and has to be arrested.
[spunge], Farse and Spankboy play at The Forum, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.
Controversial reggae star Sizzla is jailed for two weeks after being convicted of using profane language during a concert in St Thomas, Jamaica, Caribbean, a month earlier.
Reggae singer Jah Cure is arrested and charged with illegal possession of ganja after his car is stopped and searched by police during a spot check on Dunrobin Avenue, Kingston, Jamaica, Caribbean.
On their The E.N.D. World Tour, The Black Eyed Peas play at The Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
The Cat Empire play at The Tivoli, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania.
Sting plays at The Olympic Gymnasium, Seoul, South Korea, Asia.
Reggae pioneer Winston Riley dies at University Hospital of the West Indies, Jamaica, Caribbean, aged 65, from gunshot wounds he had received in November 2011. Riley, a noted producer and also founder of The Techniques, had been the target of a number of unexplained attacks in 2011, including being shot in August and stabbed in September.
It is announced that influential ska revival band The Beat has signed a long-term global deal with EMI Music Publishing ahead of their entire recording catalogue being re-issued.
The trial of reggae dancehall artist Vybz Kartel for the 2011 murder of Clive 'Lizard' Williams continues in the Home Circuit court, Jamaica, Caribbean.
Sting and his wife Trudie Styler attend a cooking school at the Central Market in Florence, Italy, Europe. During the day, Sting practices making pizza dough.
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and The Humanoids play at The Pageant, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Reggae-dub four-piece The Skints play at Stylus, Leeds, UK.
Reggae-dub four-piece The Skints play at Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK.
On his Jeb's Teetotal Pub Crawl tour, Jeb Loy Nichols plays at The Jackdaw And Star, London, England, UK.
Sting and Peter Gabriel begin their 19-date Rock Paper Scissors tour with a show at The Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Dub Pistols play at The Shed, Leicester, England, UK, Europe.