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, 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.
plays at The New Latin Quarter, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
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.
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.
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.
Japanese pop group CoCo
release their debut LP, Strawberry, in 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.
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.
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.
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
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
, bassist for Japan
, dies of cancer, aged 52, at his home in Chelsea, London, UK.
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.
play at Zepp DiverCity, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Black Star Riders play at TSUTAYA O-East, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
play a four song set during a promotional appearance at Tower Records Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
, moe., MIYAVI, Disclosure, Goldie, Talco and others play at The Fuji Rock Festival, Naeba Ski Resort, Niigata, Japan, Asia.
International Jazz Day
is celebrated worldwide with high-profile concerts and events in New York, Paris, Tokyo and elsewhere.
plays at The HK Cultural Centre, Hong Kong, Asia.
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.
During the Asia /
Nicolas Jaar plays in Zara Expo Hall, Amman, Jordan, Asia.