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Bud Dashiell And The Kinsmen play at Glendale College, Glendale, California, USA. The show is recorded by Warner Bros and will be released as the live LP Sing Everybody's Hits - Live Concert Extraordinary.
When The Benny Goodman Quartet plays at Koesi Ninkin Hall, Tokyo, Japan, the performance is recorded and will be released by Capitol Records on the album Recorded Live at Kosei Nenkin Hall in Tokyo [aka Made In Japan].
Brenda Lee records One Rainy Night In Tokyo, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich fly out of London, UK, to begin a three-week-long tour of Japan, Asia.
John Lennon of The Beatles, and Yoko Ono, appear on David Frost's UK tv chat show to discuss their exhibition, You Are Here.
Led Zeppelin begin a Japanese tour with the first of two nights at The Budokan, Tokyo.
Phenomenally successful Japanese rock guitarist Hideto Matsumoto hangs himself in Tokyo, aged 33. 25,000 fans will attend his funeral, and three will commit suicide within days, believing life to be unbearable without him.
The Rolling Stones spend the sixth of eight days of rehearsal in Tokyo, Japan, Asia, for their upcoming tour.
The Stray Cats play at Club Quattro, Nagoya, Japan, Asia.
Motley Crue play at The Rainbow Hall, Nagoya, Japan, Asia.
Lou Reed plays at The Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
On his Nude tour, Prince plays at Hanshin Koshien Kyujyo, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
Ningen Isu play at Shibuya Eggman, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
The controversial BBC tv Michael Jackson documentary special, Living With Michael Jackson, is broadcast in Japan, Asia, for the first time.
The Backstreet Boys play in Yoyogi Gym, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Avril Lavigne plays the first of two nights at Osaka-jo Hall, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
Nightwish play the first of two nights at Shibuya AX, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Green Day play at Aichi Prefectural Labor Hall, Nagoya, Japan, Asia.
The Shout Out Louds release their debut album, Howl Howl Gaff Gaff, in Japan, Asia.
While attending the Summer Sonic festival in Chiba Marine Stadium, Tokyo, Japan, Marc Bianchi of Her Space Holiday is bitten by a venomous spider. He is hospitalised and has to cancel a promotional trip to the UK.
When Arctic Monkeys play at Studio Coast Shinkiba, Tokyo, Japan, Asia, they meet a gentleman in their dressing room called Brian whose unusual personality inspires them to write the song Brianstorm.
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Corinne Bailey Rae releases her second studio album, The Sea, on EMI Music in Japan, Asia.
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Sheryl Crow and Jackson Browne play at the Grand Cube, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
Bob Dylan plays the first of five nights at Zepp, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
311 and Lostprophets play at Punkspring Osaka 2010, Zepp Osaka, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
The Fuji Rock Festival, a three-day event, concludes at Naeba Ski Resort, Niigata, Japan. The final day is headlined by Massive Attack, with Atoms For Peace and Vampire Weekend also on the bill.
Jay-Z headlines the The Summer Sonic festival, Tokyo, Japan, Asia. a-ha, on their Ending On A High Note Tour also play at Summer Sonic, as do Thirty Seconds To Mars.
Maroon 5 release their third LP, Hands All Over, on Universal International in Japan, Asia.
Two people are killed and eight injured following a lightning strike at a music festival attended by more than 55,000 people in Nagai Park in Osaka, Japan, featuring J-pop acts including Exile and Every Little Thing.
Boy band Shinee play the last of three nights at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan, Asia.
Lady Gaga releases her third studio album, ARTPOP, in Japan.
Bonnie Pink plays at The Blue Note, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Keith Jarrett plays at The Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
A posthumous Michael Jackson compilation album, Xscape is released in Japan, Asia. The album consists of recordings made by Jackson before his death, which have been 'contemporised' by several world-renowned producers.
BiS (aka Brand-new idol Society) play live during a promotional appearance at Tower Records Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Tak Matsumoto plays at Nagoya Blue Note, Nagoya, Japan, Asia.
Primal Fear play at The Bottom Line, Nagoya, Japan, Asia.
BiS (aka Brand-new idol Society) play a final show at Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Japan, Asia, before disbanding.
2NE1 play the second of two nights at The World Memorial Hall, Kobe, Japan. Asia.
Franz Ferdinand, moe., MIYAVI, Disclosure, Goldie, Talco and others play at The Fuji Rock Festival, Naeba Ski Resort, Niigata, Japan, Asia.
The International Federation Of The Phonographic Industry (IFPI) announces that it is moving ahead with plans to establish a global new release street date that would see all new releases coming out on a Friday. (Once established, it will become known as New Music Friday).
Billboard magazine announces that The Rolling Stones, with three shows at the Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan, Asia, on February 26, March 4 and 6 for a total of 147,493 people taking in a gross of $27,946,751, achieved the biggest-earning single concert run of 2014. The Stones total for the year was $134m, making theirs the No1 tour.
Kublai Khan play at Club SCIENCE, Shinjuku, Japan, Asia.
Kreator play at Club Citta, Kawasaki, Japan, Asia.
On their MADE 2015 tour, Big Bang play the first of two nights at Fukuoka Dome, Fukuoka, Japan, Asia.
Bon Iver play at Studio Coast, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
On her Gimmie Love tour, Carly Rae Jepsen plays at Zepp Sapporo, Sapporo, Japan, Asia.
On their The Getaway World Tour, The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at Fuji Rock Festival, Yuzawa, Japan, Asia.
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