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records Smoke On The Water, There's A Blue Star Shining In Heaven Tonight, Hang Your Head In Shame and You Sang My Love Song To Somebody Else in Chicago, Illinois, USA. A patriotic pseudo-religious war-mongering anti-Japanese/German/Italian rabble rouser, Smoke On The Water, will top the charts for thirteen consecutive weeks.
Vocalist, composer, lyricist, and keyboardist Mayumi Itsuwa
is born in Nakano, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
The Miles Davis
Quintet plays in Koseinenkin Kaikan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Hiroyuki Takahashi is born in Tokyo, Japan, Asia. He will find success as singer, lyricist, and composer Hiro Takahashi
'Magic' Alex Mardas
, The Beatles
' in-house inventor, gets married to 22-year-old Eufrosyne Doxiades, daughter of a respected Greek architect, at St. Sophie's Cathedral, Moscow Road, Bayswater, London, England, UK, Europe. John Lennon
and Donovan are joint best man. Yoko Ono and Patti Boyd are among the guests.
play the second of two nights at Seibu Kodo, Kyoto, Japan, Asia.
It is reported in UK newspaper the Daily Mirror that Yoko Ono may soon marry her aide, Sam Havadtoy, who bears a striking resemblance to John Lennon
Yoko Ono arrives at Heathrow airport, London, England, UK, Europe, with Sean, her son by John Lennon
. This is Sean's first visit to the UK.
The Rolling Stones
play the sixth of ten concerts at Tokyo Dome, Japan, Asia. These are the group's first-ever performances in that country.
The Rolling Stones
play the seventh of ten concerts at Tokyo Dome, Japan, Asia. These are the group's first-ever performances in that country.
plays the first of two nights at The NHK Hall, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Luna Sea play at Shibuya Ebikyurasu, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
releases a new single, Be Wanabee / Mama Udongo (Mabuta No Naka Ni), on Sony Music Entertainment Japan, in Japan, Asia.
Just Another Suicide by Thunder is released as a single in the U.K. and Japan, Asia. The single is renamed You Wanna Know for the U.K. market as Eagle Records believe that the radio won't play a song with 'suicide' in the title. Ironically, the track picks up more airplay in Japan than it does in the U.K.
play the first of two nights at Shibuya AX, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Apple launches its iTunes Music Store in Japan, Asia.
L'Arc-en-Ciel play at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
play at Studio Coast Shinkiba, Tokyo, Japan, Asia, they meet a gentleman in their dressing room called Brian whose unusual personality inspires them
to write the song Brianstorm
The Meltdown Festival
, curated by free jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman
, begins on the South Bank
, London, England, UK, Europe. The nine-day event features performances by Yoko Ono's Plastic Ono Band, Robert Wyatt
, Patti Smith
, Baaba Maal, Carla Bley, The Roots, The Master Musicians of Joujouka and, of course, Ornette Coleman
plays the third of seven nights at Zepp, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
play at Shibuya O-East, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
plays the last of seven nights at Zepp, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Ke$ha releases her debut album, Animal
, in Japan, Asia.
girugamesh play at The Over The Edge festival 2010, Namba Hatch, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
According to figures published by RIAJ [The Recording Industry Association of Japan], sales of digital music in Japan, Asia, fell 5% in volume
and 4% in value during the first nine months of the year, with the total number of units delivered being 334.3m, generating revenues of Yen65bn [£487m].
Boy band Shinee
play the last of three nights at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan, Asia.
play at The Mastercard Center, Beijing, China, Asia.
Girls' Generation play the second of two nights at Marine Messe, Fukuoka, Japan, Asia.
Girls' Generation play in Kobe World Kinen Hall, Kobe, Japan, Asia.
play at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan, Asia.
releases a new single, Fantastic Soda!!, in Japan, Asia.