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The Chinese Musical Comedy San Toy is presented at Daly's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Isao Suzuki is born in Tokyo, Japan, Asia. He will find international fame as a jazz bassist, composer, arranger and bandleader, known in his homeland as the 'Jazz Godfather'.
Jimmy McPartland records China Boy, Jazz Me Blues, The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise, and Sugar, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, for a Decca Records album entitled Chicago Style.
The Gene Krupa Jazz Trio records Drum Boogie, My Blue Heaven, Stompin' On The Ginza (aka Ten Ritchie Drive), Tokyo Express, Badger's Party, Moon Over The Ruined Castle and How High The Moon in Japan, Asia.
Ernest Tubb, Hank Snow and Lew Childre are entertaining American troops in Korea, Asia, during a tour that lasts 28 days.
Perez Prado plays at The Kokusai Theater in Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Akira Takasaki, guitarist of leading Japanese heavy rock band Loudness, is born in Osaka, Japan.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows perform The Young Ones on the ABC-tv show Thank Your Lucky Stars in the UK.
Elvis Presley's 16th movie, Roustabout, opens in Japan, Asia.
Millie leaves the UK to begin a world tour that will take in Europe, The Far East, Australia and America.
The Zombies play at The Nile Club, Manila, Philippines, Asia.
George Harrison of The Beatles writes a letter to a friend in India, Asia. He writes about the new Beatles' record [Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band], about learning the sitar and also about how some of his other friends are getting on.
George Harrison of The Beatles begins four days of recording sessions in Bombay, India, Asia, which will result in his soundtrack for the film Wonderwall.
At the start of a major tour of the Far East, Bob Dylan plays the first of three nights at The Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Bob Dylan plays the last of three nights at Matsishita Denki Taiibukan, Hirakata City, Osaka Fu, Japan, Asia.
On their World Vacation tour, Van Halen play at Shimin Kaikan, Kurashiki, Japan.
To celebrate their 11th wedding anniversary, John Lennon buys a heart-shaped diamond and 5000 gardenias for Yoko Ono. She buys him a Rolls Royce.
World Boxing Association lightweight champion Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini defends his title against South Korean challenger Duk Koo Kim at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. During the fight, Kim suffers brain injuries that will lead to his death four days later. Kim's mother will commit suicide four months later, and referee Richard Green will kill himself in July 1983. Grief-stricken, Mancini will quit boxing in 1985. The 1987 Warren Zevon song Boom Boom Mancini examines Mancini's career in the light of the after-effects of Duk Koo Kim's tragic but accidental death.
Cyndi Lauper plays at The NHK Hall, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Cyndi Lauper's recent concert at the NHK Hall, Tokyo, Japan, Asia, is broadcast on Japanese tv.
Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones begins a solo tour of Japan, Asia, with the first of four nights at the Osaka Castle Hall.
The Police play at Kinroo Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan, Asia.
Toshinobu Kubota releases a new single, Be Wanabee / Mama Udongo (Mabuta No Naka Ni), on Sony Music Entertainment Japan, in Japan, Asia.
On his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the fifth of eight non-consecutive nights at the Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan.
Michael Jackson's parents are hit with a $4 million legal judgement after failing to honour an agreement with a South Korean newspaper for their son to perform in Korea.
Avril Lavigne plays at Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium, Nagoya, Japan, Asia.
For the year ended on this date, The Japanese Society For Rights Of Authors, Composers And Publishers reports total copyright fee collections of 110.0 bn yen ($1bn). Mechanical royalties from CD sales are 26.8 bn yen ($248m)
Susumu Hirasawa releases his second LP, The Ghost In Science, on Polydor K.K. Records as a CD in Japan, Asia.
A newly-published report, Copycats' Digital Consumers In The On-line Age, from The Strategic Advisory Board for Intellectual Property, estimates that £12bn worth of copyright material is downloaded illegally every year.
The Backstreet Boys play the second of three nights at the Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Supafest Manila 2010 takes place at the Mall of Asia Open Grounds, Bay City, Pasay City, Manila, Philippines. Artists appearing include Flo Rida, T-Pain, Sean Kingston and Kelly Rowland.
Boy band Shinee hold a press conference before playing the second of two shows at Olympic Park Stadium, Seoul, South Korea.
Mr. Big release their seventh LP, What If... on LOEN Entertainment in Korea, Asia.
Eric Clapton plays at The Olympic Gymnasium, Seoul, South Korea, Asia.
On her Aphrodite World Tour, Kylie Minogue plays at HKCEC Hall 5BC, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, China.
K-pop girl group Sistar release a new single, So Cool, on Starship Entertainment.
Katy Perry attends the Los Angeles premiere of her movie, Katy Perry : Part of Me, at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Frank Turner plays at Klubi, Tampere, Finland, Europe.
Van Halen play at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan, Asia. The concert is recorded and will be released in 2015 as the live album, Tokyo Dome Live in Concert.
2NE1 play the second of two nights at Kyocera Dome, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
LUNA SEA play at Akasaka Blitz, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Australian singer-songwriter Sia releases her sixth album, 1000 Forms Of Fear, in the USA.
The Vans Warped Tour '14, featuring Air Dubai, Less Than Jake, Bowling For Soup, Anberlin, A Skylit Drive, Attila, Bad Rabbits, Bayside, Cute Is What We Aim For, Echosmith and others plays at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, Illinois, USA.
On the Who's Back? tour, BoA plays the first of two nights at NHK Hall, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
On their On The Road Again tour, One Direction play the second of two nights at SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, Manila, Philippines, Asia.
Russian popular music stars including Yulia Chicherina and Zara perform a New Year's eve concert for Russian military personnel at the Russian airbase in Hmeimim near Latakia, Syria, Asia.
AKMU release a new LP, Winter, on YG Entertainment in South Korea, Asia.
Rock singer and bassist John Wetton dies in his sleep as a result of colon cancer, aged 67, at home in Bournemouth, Dorset, England, UK, Europe. In a lengthy career, Wetton played with Family, Mogul Thrash, Uriah Heep, Roxy Music, Wishbone Ash, King Crimson and Asia.
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