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Red Foley 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.
Trio Los Paraguayos play at Sankei Hall, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Julie London, with The Bobby Troup Quartet is recorded in a live concert at NHK Studio G in 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.
Elvis Presley's 16th movie, Roustabout, opens in Japan, Asia.
'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.
John Lennon of The Beatles marries Yoko Ono in Gibraltar (near Spain), Europe. Their marriage and the events surrounding it will inspire Lennon to write the song The Ballad Of John And Yoko for The Beatles.
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John Lennon of The Beatles and Yoko Ono continue their 10-day bed-in in Room 1742 at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, Canada.
The Police play the second of two nights at Seibu Kodo, Kyoto, Japan, Asia.
Rainbow play at The Festival Hall, Osaka, 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.
Barry Manilow plays the first of two nights at The NHK Hall, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Luna Sea play at Shibuya Ebikyurasu, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Motley Crue play at The Rainbow Hall, 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.
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.
Nightwish play the first of two nights at Shibuya AX, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Megadeth play at Club Citta', Kawasaki, Japan
Kazuya Yoshii plays at Zepp Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Apple launches its iTunes Music Store in Japan, Asia.
L'Arc-en-Ciel play at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Ami Suzuki releases her fourth LP, Around The World, on Avex Trax Records in Japan, Asia.
When Arctic Monkeys 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.
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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.
On her Nothing But Love world tour, Whitney Houston plays the first of two nights at the Osaka-jo Hall, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
AC/DC play at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan, Asia.
Bob Dylan plays the third of seven nights at Zepp, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Europe play at Shibuya O-East, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Bob Dylan 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].
Pretty Green, the fashion outlet started in the UK in 2009 by former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher, holds a launch party for its first overseas branch in Tokyo, Japan, Asia. Gallagher attends the event while in Tokyo for a gig with his band Beady Eye.
David Bowie releases his 24th album, The Next Day, on ISO Records in Japan, Asia.
Boy band Shinee play the last of three nights at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan, Asia.
2NE1 play at The Mastercard Center, Beijing, China, Asia.
Girls' Generation play the second of two nights at Marine Messe, Fukuoka, Japan, Asia.
John Mayer plays at The Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Girls' Generation play in Kobe World Kinen Hall, Kobe, Japan, Asia.
F.T. Island play at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan, Asia.
Red Dragon Cartel play at Umeda Club Quattro, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
Haruka Tomatsu releases a new single, Fantastic Soda!!, in Japan, Asia.
Elvis Costello plays in Kinro Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan, Asia.
On their Get Weird tour, Little Mix play at Akasaka Blitz, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.