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The Chinese Musical Comedy San Toy is presented at Daly's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
The Chinese musical comedy San Toy is presented at Daly's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
British music hall star George Formby records Chinese Blues and Do De O Do, for Decca Records in London, UK.
Musical comedy act The Ritz Brothers have their hand and foot prints immortalised in concrete in The Forecourt Of The Stars outside Mann's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows fly out from Heathrow Airport, London, England, UK, Europe, to begin a tour of South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaya.
Eden Kane, Al Saxon, The Viscounts, The Lana Sisters, Jackie Lynton And The Teenbeats, The Betty Smith Quintet, Tommy Sanderson And The Sandmen and The Alex Welsh Band are the guests on BBC Light Programme radio show Saturday Club.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet records Tokyo Traffic for the album Jazz Impressions Of Japan, in New York City, USA, for Columbia Records.
The Beatles release a new album, The Beatles Vol 2, on Odeon Records in Japan, Asia. It is, in effect, With The Beatles, with a different name and cover.
Weather Report play at the Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan.
When The 101ers with lead vocalist Joe Strummer, play at the Golden Lion, Fulham, London, UK, rock manager Bernie Rhodes gives Strummer 48 hours to decide whether or not to join a new band he is forming. The band will find success as The Clash.
Eleven Lebanese Fatah fighters land on a beach in northern Israel and hijack two buses full of passengers on the Haifa - Tel-Aviv road, shooting at passing vehicles in what will become known as the Coastal Road massacre. They kill 37 and wound 76 Israelis before being killed in a firefight with Israeli forces. In retaliation, Israel will invade Lebanon three days later. The 1984 Human League song, The Lebanon, will be inspired by the many years of ongoing violence in the region.
The Police play at Kyoto Kaikan, Kyoto, Japan, Asia.
Previously available only in Japan, Asia, compact discs and compact disc players are put on sale to the public in the USA and other markets.
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 Osaka to Tokyo Bullet Train.
On his Bad World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the second of nine dates in this month at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan, to an audience of 45,000.
Whitney Houston comes to the end of her Feels So Right tour, with a show at Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Japan, Asia.
Jong Hun, leader and guitarist of F.T. Island, is born in Seoul, South Korea, Asia.
Regine Velasquez plays at University of Nueva Caceres in Naga City, The Philippines, Asia.
On his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the first of two nights at the Fukuoka Dome, Fukuoka, Japan, Asia.
Thunder begin a tour of Japan, Asia, during which vocalist Danny gets pneumonia.
Riverdance opens at The HK Coliseum, Hunghom, Hong Kong, Asia.
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French electronic music maestro Jean Michel Jarre lights up The Forbidden City, Beijing, China, Asia, with a spectacular sound and light show seen by 15,000 people, marking the start of The Year Of France in China.
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Westlife play at The Bahrain Hotel Garden, Manama, Bahrain, Asia.
L'Arc En Ciel release their 29th single, Link, in Japan, Asia.
Rob Thomas plays at Shibuya Club Quattro, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
It is announced that Michael Jackson has been called up for Jury Service in California, but that he will almost certainly be excused as he is now resident in Bahrain.
Soul II Soul play as part of the F1 Corniche Beats On The Beach Concerts series on Corniche Beach, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Africa.
Gorillaz release their third studio album, Plastic Beach, in South Korea, Asia.
Miss Tila, formerly known as Tila Tequila, releases her second EP, Welcome to the Dark Side.
Maroon 5 release their third LP, Hands All Over, on Universal Music in South Korea, Asia.
The movie Burlesque starring Cher and Christina Aguilera opens in Bahrain, Germany, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Switzerland (German-speaking region), Thailand and the United Arab Emirates.
North Vietnamese police arrest and jail songwriter Hoang Nhat Thong at No.4 Phan Dang Luu prison in Ho Chi Minh City, North Vietnam, Asia. For having written a song criticising his government, he is charged with conducting anti-state propaganda under Article 88 of Viet Nam's Criminal Code and could face a jail sentence of up to two decades.
Incubus play at Namba Hatch, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
Smashing Pumpkins co-founder James Iha releases the album Look To The Sky on EMI Music in Japan.
Jeff Lynne releases his second solo LP, Long Wave, in Japan, Asia.
Gov't Mule play at Billboard Live, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
HIM, Explosions In The Sky and Scream Maker are among the acts performing on the first day of The Strawberry Music Festival, Shanghai, China, Asia.
2NE1 play the first of two nights at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
On their Love And Peace tour, Girls' Generation play the first of three nights at Kobe World Kinen Hall, Kobe, Japan, Asia.
F.T. Island play at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan, Asia.
Australian singer-songwriter Sia releases her sixth album, 1000 Forms Of Fear, in the USA.
German pianist/composer Hauschka records a live improvised LP, 2.11.2014, in Artegio, a remote museum on the island of Kyushu, Japan, Asia. The two pieces of music will be released during 2015 on City Slang Records in the UK.
On their Apink Pink Memory North American Tour, Apink play at The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
Battles, Beach House, Big Scary, CHVRCHES, East India Youth, Flume, Grimes, Hermitude, Hudson Mohawke, METZ, Purity Ring, Shamir, The 1975, The Internet, Thundercat and Violent Soho play at The Laneway Festival, Garden By The Bay, Singapore, Asia.
On their Live On Earth 2016 World Tour B.A.P. play at Mitsubishi Electric Halle, Dusseldorf, Germany, Europe.
On her Revival tour, Selena Gomez plays at Impact Arena, Bagkok, Thailand, Asia.
During the Asia / Oceania leg of their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play at Queensland Sport And Athletics Centre, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania, supported by Rose Tattoo. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993.
Imagine Dragons play at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
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