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The musical comedy A Chinese Honeymoon plays at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 364 performances.
The Gumm Sisters play the fifth of seven nights at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, California, USA. One of the sisters, Frances Gumm, will find stardom after a name change to Judy Garland.
Carl Frederick Kendall Palmer is born in Birmingham, UK. He is better known as Carl Palmer, drummer for prog-rock trio Emerson, Lake And Palmer, but he also provided the percussive drive for Atomic Rooster, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown and Asia.
The full-length Disney animated film Song Of The South is released to cinemas in Hong Kong. The film includes several memorable songs, notably Zip-a-dee Doo-Dah, sung by James Baskett.
The comedy musical film Road To Bali, starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour, is released to cinemas in Hong Kong, Asia.
Johnny Mathis plays at Araneta Coliseum, The Philippines, Asia, during a run of ten nights.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers play a live concert in TBS-TV Studios, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
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 Twistival, featuring Bobby Vee, The Ventures and Jo Ann Campbell, plays the ninth of ten nights at Araneta Coliseum, Manila, Philippines, Asia.
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].
The Dave Clark Five play at China Teatern, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
The Beatles release a new single, I Feel Fine/She's A Woman, in Japan, Asia, on Odeon Records.
John Lennon of The Beatles and Yoko Ono stage an 'Acorn Event' in Coventry Cathedral, Coventry, England, UK, Europe, during which they plant acorns to symbolise the coming together of east and west. Within a week, the acorns will be stolen.
The Beatles renounce their association with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi as 'a public mistake'.
Kim Yi Seon is born in Seoul, South Korea, Asia. She will find success as popular 1980s singer Kim Wan-Sun, regarded as 'The Korean Madonna'.
Led Zeppelin play in the Shiei Taikukan Hall, Hiroshima, Japan, Asia.
The Ayatollah Khomeini tells a mass gathering of his subjects in Teheran, Iran, Asia, that, "Music is no different from opium. Music affects the human mind in a way that makes people think of nothing but music and sensual matters ... Music is a treason to our country, a treason to our youth, and we should cut out all this music and replace it with something instructive."
Swindon-based band XTC play at Kudan Kaikan,Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
In Tokyo, Japan, Asia, Paul McCartney is freed after spending nine days in jail on a marijuana possession charge.
Queen play at Seibu Lions Kyujo, Topkyo, Japan, Asia.
Prince makes his Japanese live concert debut in Osaka, Japan, Asia.
Following Nike's use of The Beatles' song Revoution in tv ads for their shoes, the group's attorney announces, "The Beatles position is that they don't sing jingles to peddle sneakers, beer, pantyhose or anything else. Their position is that they wrote and recorded these songs as artists and not as pitchmen for any product." The Beatles will go on to sue Nike and, eventually, the ads will be stopped.
On their Behind The Mask tour, Fleetwood Mac play at Koseinenkin Hall, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Barry Manilow plays the second of two nights at the NHK Hall, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
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.
Avril Lavigne plays at HKCEC Hall 3, Wan Chai North, Hong Kong, Asia.
Avril Lavigne plays at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore, Asia.
On her Fearless tour, Taylor Swift plays at Zepp, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
The Fuji Rock Festival, a three-day event, begins at Naeba Ski Resort, Niigata, Japan, Asia. The first day is headlined by Muse with Them Crooked Vultures also on the bill.
Morrissey plays at Zepp, Fukuoka, Japan, Asia.
Morrissey plays at Fort Canning Park, Singapore, Asia.
Carrie Underwood releases her fourth studio album, Blown Away, in Japan.
Gangnam Style by Korean rapper Psy debuts at number six on the Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100, and will reach No1 on the chart a week later.
The South Korean technology company Samsung Electronics announces that rapper Psy will be one of the new faces promoting its Zipel line of refrigerators.
Miley Cyrus releases her fourth album, Bangerz, in Japan, Asia.
KinKi Kids play at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
The government of China is reported to have lifted its ban on the music of Lady GaGa. The ban was put in place in 2011, because her music was deemed to be in 'bad taste' Nearly 100 songs by other artists, including Katy Perry, Beyonce Knowles and Backstreet Boys were also on the blacklist.
The Hives play at Akasaka Blitz, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
2NE1 play the second of two nights at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Gamma Ray play at TSUTAYA O-East, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Luna Sea play at Zepp Namba, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
SISTAR play in the Closing Ceremony of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games at Asiad Main Stadium in Incheon, South Korea, Asia.
Taylor Swift begins her 1989 World Tour with the first of two nights at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan, Asia, playing to over 100,000 fans on each night.
On her Rebel Heart tour, Madonna plays the second of two nights at The IMPACT Arena, Bangkok, Thailand, Asia, supported by Mary Mac.
A plane containing 92 people, including over sixty members of Russia's Alexandrov Ensemble choir, crashes while en route to Latakia, Syria, Asia. There are no survivors.
Metallica play at LeSports Center, Beijing, China, Asia. The show includes a guest appearance by classical pianist Lang Lang.
Luna, Hani and Solar release a new single, Honey Bee, on Mystic Entertainment in South Korea, Asia.
Liima play at Super-Deluxe, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.