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South Of Caliente, a movie starring singing cowboy Roy Rogers, opens at cinemas in the Philippines, Asia.
Johnny Preston, Paul Evans and Pilita Corrales play in the Rock'n'Roll Festival at Araneta Coliseum, The Philippines, Asia. During the six-day run of this show, The Twist dance craze is introduced to The Philippines.
Jimmie Rodgers is playing live dates in The Philippine Islands, Asia.
When Cliff Richard and The Shadows play the thirteenth night in a six-week season at The Opera House, Blackpool, England, UK, Europe, guitarist Bruce Welch is stricken with enteritis. He is briefly replaced by Les Bennetts, guitarist for Lonnie Donegan.
Paul Anka plays the first night of ten nights at Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City, Manila, Philippines, Asia.
Patti Page plays at The New Latin Quarter, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Paul McCartney of The Beatles flies back to London, England, UK, Europe, from India, Asia, where he has been studying Transcendental Meditation with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
Led Zeppelin play at the Festival Hall (Koseinenkin Kaika), Osaka, Japan.
At the start of a major tour of the Far East, Bob Dylan plays the second of three nights at The Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Eric Clapton plays at Dichi Koseinenkin Hall, Nagoya, Japan, Asia.
Yellow Magic Orchestra release a new album, Naughty Boys, in Japan, Asia.
The Japanese leg of Duran Duran's Sing Blue Silver tour comes to an end with the second of two nights at The Budokan, Japan, Asia.
A joint world tour featuring Bob Dylan backed by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, begins its Japanese leg at The Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Japanese pop group CoCo release their debut LP, Strawberry, in Japan, Asia.
On their World Violation tour, Depeche Mode play at Shimin Kaikan Dai Hall, Fukuoka, Japan, Asia.
A. R. Rahman's debut film Roja is released. The soundtrack to Roja will come to be regarded as a milestone which changed the face of not just Tamil film music but contemporary Indian music in general.
Baron Frederik Jan Gustav Floris van Pallandt of popular 1960s folk duo Nina And Frederick, is shot dead in Puerto Talera, The Philippines, in what police describe as "a mysterious professional killing", thought to have been carried out by a member of a drug trafficking syndicate with which van Pallandt was affiliated.
Jazz saxophonist Art Porter Jr drowns when a boat in which he is sailing on the Kratha Taek reservoir in Sai Yok, Thailand, Asia, sinks.
Thunder begin a tour of Japan, Asia, during which vocalist Danny gets pneumonia.
The Secure Digital Music Initiative (SDMI), a system designed to enable online, convenient, legal access to digital music by creating new digital distribution systems, invites hackers and cryptanalaysts to break its proposed digital watermarking scheme for protecting digital music. Hackers will break the system quickly and completely, and SDMI will effectively be abandoned in 2001.
Ozzy Osbourne records a live album at The Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
The Asian MTV Video Music Awards are held at the Tokyo Bay NK Hall, Tokyo, Japan, Asia. Okinawan hip hop group Orange Range wins three prizes, including the Best Video award. Amuro Namie becomes the first artist to pick up an award four years running, securing the Best Asian Performing Artist and the Best R'n'B Video. Visiting special guest Mariah Carey collects the International Video Icon award.
On their The Book Of Souls World Tour, Iron Maiden play the second of two nights at Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Janet Jackson and LaToya Jackson attend the Grand Prix Ball Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, Africa. Music for the event is provided by The Gipsy Kings.
On their This Is Us tour The Backstreet Boys play at the Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
When Stereophonics play at Fort Canning Park, Singapore, Asia, the show is stopped after singer Kelly Jones is hit in the face by a flip-flop thrown by a member of the audience. After the man responsible is thrown out by security, the band returns to the stage to finish their set.
The Pixies cancel their first ever show in Israel, the Pic.Nic Festival in Tel Aviv, citing "events beyond our control" as the reason. The action is widely interpreted as as protest against the recent Isreali forces attack on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.
The Skybar Festival, a four-day event, continues at the Flash Forum, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Artists appearing over the course of the event include Prince, Kelis, Flo-Rida, Basement Jaxx, Sander Kleinenberg, Tinie Tempah, Fatman Scoop, Adam Clay, Gary Pine, Rudy and Pitbull.
It is announced that, one week after licensing their music for download exclusively via iTunes, The Beatles have sold more than 2m tracks and 450,000 albums digitally worldwide.
The movie Burlesque starring Cher and Christina Aguilera opens in Japan, Asia.
Mick Karn, bassist for Japan, dies of cancer, aged 52, at his home in Chelsea, London, UK.
The Maccabees play at Umeda Akaso, Osaka, Japan.
Ellie Goulding plays at The Esplanade, Singapore, Asia.
David Bowie releases his 24th album, The Next Day, on ISO Records in the UK.
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The Rolling Stones begin their 14 On Fire Tour when they play the 30,000 capacity Du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The show is attended by 30,246 people and earns revenue amounting to $6.5m.
Eric Clapton plays at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Foals play at KL Live, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Asia.
The Vamps play at Zepp DiverCity, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
On his All The Hits All Night Long tour, Lionel Richie plays at Kobe World, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
Bob Dylan plays at Zepp Diver City, Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Black Star Riders play at TSUTAYA O-East, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
The Vamps play a four song set during a promotional appearance at Tower Records Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Franz Ferdinand, moe., MIYAVI, Disclosure, Goldie, Talco and others play at The Fuji Rock Festival, Naeba Ski Resort, Niigata, Japan, Asia.
Danger Danger play at Shibuya Club Quattro, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
International Jazz Day is celebrated worldwide with high-profile concerts and events in New York, Paris, Tokyo and elsewhere.
Lite play at Apollo Base, Nagoya, Japan, Asia.
Lisa Fischer plays at The HK Cultural Centre, Hong Kong, Asia.
During the Asia / Oceania leg of their Not In This Lieftime tour, Guns N'Roses play at Kyocera Dome, Osaka, Japan, Asia, supported by Baby Metal. This tour features classic Guns N'Roses line-up members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, playing together for the first time since 1993.
Nicolas Jaar plays in Zara Expo Hall, Amman, Jordan, Asia.