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John Kaizan Neptune is born in Oakland, California, USA. He will find international acclaim as a player and builder of the shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute). He will become known particularly for his use of the instrument in non-traditional contexts, such as jazz and cross-cultural music.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play at The Hiroshima Kokaido, Hiroshima, Japan, Asia.
Gerry Mulligan plays at TBS Concert Hall, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Nat King Cole records a Japanese version of I Don't Want To Be Hurt Anymore, and French versions of Le Bonheur C'est Quand On S'aime Crois-Moi Qa Durera (You'll See) at Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Tomoaki Ishizuka is born in Chiba, Japan, Asia. He will find success as Pata, rhythm guitarist for the visual kei rock band X Japan.
Hayashi Yoshiki is born in Chiba, Japan, Asia. He will find success under the mononym Yoshiki as a drummer, pianist, composer, songwriter, fashion designer, co-founder of X JAPAN and drummer of S.K.I.N.
The Beach Boys play at Sumpu Kaikan, Shizuoka, Japan, Asia.
John Lennon of The Beatles publicly declares his love for Yoko Ono at the opening of his first art exhibition, You Are Here, in London, England, UK, Europe.
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John Lennon of The Beatles and Yoko Ono shave their heads and declare 1970 to be 'Year One'.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play the last of five nights at The Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Michael Jackson's Bad World Tour plays the first of three nights at Osaka Stadium, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
Yuya Takaki, singer of J-pop band Hey! Say! JUMP is born in Osaka, Japan, Asia.
The Ronnie Lane Band flies from Texas, USA, to Japan, Asia, to begin a tour.
X JAPAN play at Sapporo Shimin Hall, Sapporo, Japan
LUNA SEA play at Machida Play House, Machida, Japan, Asia.
Metal Church play at Club Citta, Kawasaki, Japan, Asia.
On his Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson plays the sixth of eight non-consecutive nights at the Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
The book Confessions Of A Yakuza by Japanese author Jun'ichi Saga is published in the USA. After buying the book in Fukuoka, Japan, Bob Dylan will be so inspired by its content that the lyric of his song Floater on the 2001 album Love And Theft will include six lines that bear remarkable resemblances to lines in the book. According to a feature in the Wall Street Journal, Dylan appears to have lifted about a dozen passages from Dr. Saga's book throughout the album.
Prince's Gold Experience Japanese tour opens in 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.
Amerie releases her second studio LP, Touch, on Sony Records in Japan, Asia.
Corinne Bailey Rae releases her second studio album, The Sea, on EMI in Brazil, South America.
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Gorillaz release their third studio album, Plastic Beach, in Japan, Asia.
Usher releases a new album Raymond V. Raymond, in Japan, Asia.
Kazumasa Oda's greatest hits album, Jiko Best, sets a new record by notching up its 400th week on the Japanese chart, since its release in 2002.
A monument to John Lennon of The Beatles is unveiled in Liverpool, England, UK, by his first wife Cynthia and son Julian on what would have been the star's 70th birthday. The monument, intended to represent peace, is in the shape of a globe with doves flying above. On the same day, Lennon's widow Yoko Ono plays a concert in Reykjavik, Iceland, Europe, and Lennon's original band, The Quarrymen, headline a tribute concert in Central Park, New York City, USA.
On his My World tour, Justin Bieber plays at The Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
David Bowie releases his 24th album, The Next Day, on ISO Records in Japan, Asia.
The Vamps play at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan, Asia.
Gov't Mule play at Billboard Live, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
DuelJewel play at Ell Fits All, Nagoya, Japan, Asia.
Hey!Say!JUMP perform at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
F.T. Island play at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan, Asia.
Cat Power, Toy and The Bohicas play at Shinkiba Studio Coast, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
PVRIS and A Loss For Words play at Clapper, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
German pianist/composer Hauschka records a live improvised LP, 2.11.2014, in Artegio, a remote museum on the island of Kyushu, Japan, Asia. The two pieces of music will be released during 2015 on City Slang Records in the UK.
One Direction release their fourth LP, Four, on Columbia/Syco Records in Japan, Asia.
Marilyn Manson releases his ninth studio LP, The Pale Emperor, in Japan, Asia.
On their On The Road Again tour, One Direction play the last of four nights at Saitama Super Dome, Tokyo, Japan, Asia, supported by 5 Seconds Of Summer.
MONO play at The Bottom Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Lisa Fischer plays at The Blue Note, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Diplo and Don Pablo play at Makuhari Messe in Mukahari Messe, Chiba-shi, Japan, Asia.
Guns n'Roses play at Kyocera Dome, Osaka, Japan, Asia, supported by Babymetal.
Lovebites release a new LP, Clockwork Immortality, on JPU Records.
On their Uncertain Times Tour 2018, King Crimson play at Orchard Hall, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Taffy play at The Central Bar, Newcastle, England, UK, Europe.
Squarepusher plays at Studio Coast, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.