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The West Indies solidly defeat England in the second Test Match at Lords Cricket Ground, London, England, UK, Europe. At the end of the game, calypso singer Lord Kitchener leads a group of delighted West Indians in a victory parade around the field. Kitchener will go on to write an account of the match in his popular song Cricket, Lovely Cricket.
Lincoln Barrington Minott is born in Kingston, Jamaica. He will find international success as reggae singer, producer and sound-system operator Sugar Minott.
Millie plays at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK.
The Wailers play at The Regal Theatre, Kingston, Jamaica, Caribbean.
The Joyce Bond Revue plays at The Ritz, Bournemouth, England, UK, Europe.
Dave and Ansell Collins (aka Dave And Ansil Collins) reach No1 in the UK with their single Double Barrel.
Patti Smith plays at The Rainbow, Theatre, Finsbury Park, London, UK, supported by Tapper Zukie and The Subway Sect.
The Police play a gig in Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
The Police play at Bruce Stadium, Canberra, Australia, Oceania.
UB40 play at Bristol Polytechnic, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
UB40 play at the Top Rank, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe.
UB40 play at Loughborough University, Loughborough, England, UK, Europe.
UB40 play at the Civic Hall, Middleton, England, UK, Europe.
XTC, The Police, The Beat and Skafish play at Berg en Bos, Apeldoorn, Netherlands, Europe.
The Beat (aka The English Beat) are featured on the cover of today's edition of UK music weekly Record Mirror.
Bob Dylan is rehearsing at Rundown Studios, Santa Monica, California, USA.
On their Zenyatta Mondatta tour, The Police play in the Massey Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
It is reported that UK 2-Tone band The Specials has split up.
The Police play at Le Retonde Le Bourget, Paris, France, Europe.
The Police play at the Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
The Police play at Rosenblatt Stadium, Omaha, USA.
The Beat (aka The English Beat) begin a British tour in Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, Europe.
On their Synchronicity tour, The Police play at Leon County Civic Center, Tallahassee, Florida, USA.
Every Breath You Take by The Police is chosen as Song Of The Year at the Fifth Annual National Music Publishers Association Song Awards in Beverly Hills, California, USA.
Sting plays at The Pacific Coast Amphitheater, Costa Mesa, California, USA.
Sting plays the first of three nights at The Greek Theater, San Francisco, California, USA.
Frankie Paul plays at Mutualite, Paris, France, Europe.
The 20th Anniversary Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, Somerset, England, UK, attracts 70,000 fans who pay £38 each to see The Cure, Happy Mondays, Sinead O'Connor, Aswad and World Party. Souvenir programmes cost a further £3. To reflect the diversity of attractions at the event, the festival's official title is now The Glastonbury Festival for Contemporary Performing Arts. Regrettably, the three days end with 235 arrests and £50,000 of damage when a confrontation erupts between security and travellers who are looting the emptying site. Even so, donations of £100,000 are made to CND and other local charities.
Kim Wilde, Sinitta, Sonia, Aswad and members of Beats International play in the Radio 1 Sega Splash for Starlight event, Princes Club, Middlesex, England, UK.
On his Sacred Love tour, Sting plays the third of six nights at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, supported by Joss Stone.
On his Sacred Love tour, Sting plays the last of six nights at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, supported by Joss Stone.
Reggae singer Sizzla is released after police question him about his alleged involvement in gunrunning and gang violence. He had been one of thirty-three people arrested a few days earlier when a co-ordinated police/military raid in the community of August Town, Kingston, Jamaica, Caribbean, found six AK-47 rifles, three sniper rifles, a submachine gun and 58 rounds of ammunition.
Lover's rock vocalist Jean Adebambo is found dead, aged 46, in London, UK. She had found success during the 1980s in the lover's rock style of reggae music with hits including Reaching For A Goal, Hardships of Life and Pipe Dreams, and was about to re-start her career when she dies. [It is later concluded that she committed suicide.]
Sting plays at the Mawazine Festival in Rabat, Morocco, Africa.
The Cat Empire play at The Tivoli, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania.
In Florida, USA, District Judge James Moody throws out a gun possession conviction against reggae star Buju Banton on a technicality involving a juror who had done independent research into the case during the trial.
Reggae fusion band Magic! release their debut single Rude in Canada.
Suggs, frontman of Madness, stars in Suggs - My Life Story, at The Garrick Theatre, London, UK.
Madness play the second of two nights at The Brighton Centre, Brighton, UK.
During their On Stage Together tour, Paul Simon And Sting play the second of two shows at A Day On The Green, Sir James Mitchell Park, Perth, Australia, Oceania.
Reggae-dub four-piece The Skints play at Stylus, Leeds, UK.
Jemma Payne, mother of the two-year-old son of Brinsley Forde, 61-year-old ex-lead singer of Aswad, reports to police that he recently attacked her in her home in South London, England, UK.
Rat Boy plays at Heaven, London, England, UK, Europe.
Jeb Loy Nichols releases a new album, Long Time Traveller, on On-U Sound records in the UK.
Sting and Peter Gabriel begin their 19-date Rock Paper Scissors tour with a show at The Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, USA.
On their 19-date Rock Paper Scissors tour Sting and Peter Gabriel play at The DCU Center, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
On their 19-date Rock Paper Scissors tour Sting and Peter Gabriel play at The Amphitheater At Coney Island Boardwalk, New York City, USA.
On their 19-date Rock Paper Scissors tour Sting and Peter Gabriel play at KeyArena, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Dub Pistols play at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, England, UK, Europe.