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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.
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.
, later to become The
,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.
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.
plays at The Crystal Palace Hotel, Crystal Palace, London, UK.
Eddy Grant suffers a heart attack, which forces him to quit his internationally successful band,
'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.
releases a new single, Gotta Serve Somebody, in the UK on CBS Records.
play at the Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada.
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.
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.
play at The General Wolfe, Coventry, England, UK, Europe.
play at Mecca Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Desmond Dekker plays at The Cricketers, The Oval, London, England, UK, Europe.
and others play at London University Union Festival, London University, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Men They Couldn't Hang, Skiff-Skats, Desmond Dekker, Alton Ellis,
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 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.
The trial of reggae dancehall artist Vybz Kartel
for the 2011 murder of Clive 'Lizard' Williams continues in the Home Circuit court, Jamaica, Caribbean.
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.
play at The Shed, Leicester, England, UK, Europe.