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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
The comedy musical film Road To Bali
, starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby
and Dorothy Lamour, is released to cinemas in Hong Kong, Asia.
plays at Araneta Coliseum, The Philippines, Asia, during a run of ten nights.
, 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.
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].
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.
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
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."
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.
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.
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.
plays at HKCEC Hall 3, Wan Chai North, Hong Kong, Asia.
plays at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore, 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.
plays at Zepp, Fukuoka, Japan, Asia.
plays at Fort Canning Park, Singapore, Asia.
by Korean rapper Psy
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.
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
Knowles and Backstreet Boys
were also on the blacklist.
play the second of two nights at Tokyo Dome, 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.
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
plays the second of two nights at The IMPACT Arena, Bangkok, Thailand, Asia, supported by Mary Mac.
Luna, Hani and Solar release a new single, Honey Bee, on Mystic Entertainment in South Korea, Asia.
play at Super-Deluxe, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.