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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.
is born in Takehara, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, Asia. He will find success as a singer-songwriter and member of the rock band Aido.
Masanori Takahashi is born in Toyohashi, Aichi, Japan, Asia. He will find international success as electronic/new age music composer Kitaro
is born in Nishi Tama, Tokyo, Japan, Asia. He will find acclaim as guitarist of the 90s psychedelic bands White Heaven and The Stars.
Popular Japanese singer Izumi Yukimura
is appearing at The Persian Room, New York City, USA.
release a new single, Twist And Shout / Roll Over Beethoven on Odeon records in Japan, Asia.
And His Orchestra play the first of two nights at Koseinenkin Kaikan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Tomoaki Ishizuka is born in Chiba, Japan, Asia. He will find success as Pata
, rhythm guitarist for the visual kei rock band X Japan.
begins a four-week tour of Japan and the Far East.
come to the end of their first Japanese tour with the second of two nights in the Festival Hall, Osaka.
Johnny 'Guitar' Watson
plays at Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall, Hamburg, Germany, Europe. The concert is taped and will, in due course, be released as an album.
Sting plays the last of three nights at Kosenenkin, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
The Rolling Stones
, minus Bill Wyman
, spend the third of eight days rehearsing for their Steel Wheels tour at The Mza nightclub in Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
The Stray Cats play in Harajuku District, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
On the Pump
play the first of three nights at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
plays at Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium, Nagoya, Japan, Asia.
release a DVD of their 2004 Otakon concert on Tofu Records, Sony Music Japan's label in the USA.
plays at Ebisu Garden Hall, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Wehrmacht, Primate and Grave play at Daikanyama UNIT, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
play at Shinkiba Studio Coast, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Rina Kawaei and Anna Iriyama, both members of Japanese girl band AKB48 are hospitalized after a saw-wielding man attacks them
at a meet-and-greet event during a mini-concert in Takizawa, Iwate Prefecture, Japan, Asia.
quietly leaves Japan, Asia, on a charter flight for an unspecified destination after being treated in hospital for a virus infection which resulated in the cancellation of several concerts.
(aka Brand-new idol Society) play live during a promotional appearance at Tower Records Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
, JT Thomas, Will MacGregor and Jason Smith play at The Cotton Club, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
play the first of three nights at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
and A Loss For Words play at Clapper, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
Zayn Malik plays at Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Ryuichi Sakamoto releases a new LP, async remodels, on Milan Records.
release their fifth LP, Deep Dark Creep Love, on Club AC30 Records.