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The Chinese musical comedy San Toy is presented at Daly's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
The movie comedy musical Sailor Beware, starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, is released to cinemas in The Philippines, Asia.
Shogo Hamada is born in Takehara, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, Asia. He will find success as a singer-songwriter and member of the rock band Aido.
Johnny Mathis plays at Araneta Coliseum, The Philippines, Asia, during a run of ten nights.
Andy Lau, one of the most successful music celebrities in the Far East, with an extensive list of Cantonese and Mandarin hits to his credit, is born in Hong Kong, Asia.
The No1 single in Mexico is Popotitos by Los Teen Tops on Columbia Records. The song is a Mexican interpretation of Move It, a UK hit for Cliff Richard And The Shadows.
The Beatles release a new EP, Rock And Roll Music, in Japan, Asia, on Odeon Records.
The Zombies play at The Nile Club, Manila, Philippines, Asia.
Over 300 Vietnamese people, mostly women, children, infants and elderly people, are killed in The My Lai Massacre. The killings are carried out by United States Army soldiers of "Charlie" Company of 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 11th Brigade of the Americal Division. 26 soldiers will be charged with criminal offenses for their actions at My Lai, but only one, Platoon Leader Second Lieutenant William Calley, will be convicted. Found guilty of killing 22 people, he will serve just three and a half years under house arrest. This atrocity inspires several songs, both for and against Calley. Tragically, the best-remembered is perhaps the fiercely patriotic Battle Hymn of Lt. Calley by Shelby Singleton.
The Police play the second of two nights at Seibu Kodo, Kyoto, Japan, Asia.
The Police play a gig in Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Following their arrest the previous night in Tokyo, Japan, Asia, Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue and manager Doc McGhee are freed at 5am after their Japanese promoter Mr Udo convinces the miscreants to sign an apology. The pair had been arrested for violent and abusive behaviour aboard the Oaska to Tokyo Bullet Train.
Keith Richards and Ron Wood of The Rolling Stones leave London, UK, and fly to Japan, Asia, where the band is shortly to begin a tour. Bassist Bill Wyman stays behind because of his father's illness.
Paul McCartney plays at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
X JAPAN play at Sapporo Shimin Hall, Sapporo, Japan
On their Pump tour, Aerosmith play at Osaka Castle Hall, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
Zhèng Hāijiǎng is born in Taiwan, Asia. She will find success as Hijon of Japanese girl group Weather Girls.
The Pogues play their last show with vocalist Shane MacGowan in Yokohama, Japan.
Paul Weller releases his self-financed solo debut album, Paul Weller, in Japan, Asia.
While in Japan, Asia, during his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson accepts a $100,000 cheque from Pepsi for his Heal The World foundation at The American Consulate in Tokyo.
On his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the second of two nights at the Fukuoka Dome, Fukuoka, Japan, Asia.
Alanis Morissette releases the album Jagged Little Pill, in the UK, Europe, Australia and Japan. After spending twelve non-consecutive weeks at No1 in the USA, it will go on to nocth up 33m sales worldwide.
On the HIStory World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the second of two nights at the Paranaque City/Asia World, Manila, Philippines, Asia, to an audience of 55,000.
DuelJewel play at E.L.L, Nagoya, Japan, Asia.
Norah Jones releases her fourth studio album, The Fall, in Japan, Asia, on EMI Records.
Shonen Knife drummer Etsuko Nakanishi retires from the band after five years, during their 13th Fandango concert in Osaka, Japan, Asia.
Tokio Hotel play a free concert at Central Park Avenue, Utama Shopping Centre, Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia, Asia.
The Airborne Toxic Event release the single Neda in the USA. The song is about the death of Neda Agha-Soltan, who was shot dead in 2009 by an Iranian militiaman, while she attended a peaceful demonstration in Tehran. All proceeds from the sales of the single on iTunes will go to Amnesty International.
George Benson plays in the Esplanade Concert Hall, Singapore, Asia.
Eric Clapton plays at Yas Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
On their Final Frontier World Tour, Iron Maiden play at The Olympic Gymnastics Arena, Seoul, South Korea, Asia.
The earthquake and tsunami which takes more than 13,000 lives and wipes whole towns off the map of Japan, also washes away a great record collection of over 10,000 jazz albums, the life's work of Ken Terui, a jazz aficionado and owner of Johnny's Jazz Cafe in Morioka.
Sparks play at Shibuya O-West, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Pretty Green, the fashion outlet started in the UK in 2009 by former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher, opens its first overseas branch in Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
On their first tour together in over twenty years, the surviving members of The Beach Boys play at Oskaka Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Japan.
65daysofstatic play at Mao Live House, Shanghai, China, Asia.
Frank Turner plays at Substage, Karlsruhe, Germany, Europe.
Tokyo Police Club release their third LP, Forecfield, on Memphis Industries Records in Europe.
The Hives play at Akasaka Blitz, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
The Avishai Cohen Trio plays at The City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Rottengraffty play at Yamashiro Park Taiyogaoka Stadium, Kyoto, Japan, Asia.
X Japan play at Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Japan, Asia.
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Dempagumi.inc play at the Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival, Tokyo Taiikukan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
On their On The Road Again tour, One Direction play at AsiaWorld Arena, Hong Kong, Asia.
Lisa Fischer plays at The HK Cultural Centre, Hong Kong, Asia.
Loona (aka Girl Of The Month) release a new single, Kiss Later, on BlockBerry Creative in South Korea, Asia.
Rock singer and bassist John Wetton dies in his sleep as a result of colon cancer, aged 67, at home in Bournemouth, Dorset, England, UK, Europe. In a lengthy career, Wetton played with Family, Mogul Thrash, Uriah Heep, Roxy Music, Wishbone Ash, King Crimson and Asia.
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On his Purpose tour, Justin Bieber plays at The Autism Rocks Arena, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Middle East.
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