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Japan

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.
Elvis Presley's manager, Col Tom Parker, announces that Elvis will play a fund-raising concert in Honolulu, Hawaii, to create a memorial to the USS Arizona, which was sunk by the Japanese during the attack on Pearl Harbour.
Nat King Cole records French and Japanese versions of Autumn Leaves, Spanish and Italian versions of You Are So Amiable, and a French version of Passing By, at Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. There are three guitarists on the session - Laurindo Almeida, Bobby Gibbons and Al Hendrickson.
The Beatles release a new single, I Feel Fine/She's A Woman, in Japan on Odeon Records.
The Animals begin a ten-day tour of Japan, Asia.
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Neil Sedaka records Die Welt Ohne Dich, Ilero Por Ti Porque No Estas, Namida No Kamichi, High On A Mountain and other tracks in RCA Victor Studio B, 155 East 24th Street, Manhattan, New York City, USA.
The album Cliff In Japan by Cliff Richard enters the UK albums chart where it will peak at No29, in a chart run of just two weeks.
B.B. King begins a four-week tour of Japan and the Far East.
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 is sued for divorce by his wife Cynthia on the grounds of adultery. She had returned home from a holiday to find Yoko Ono living in their home in London, England, UK, Europe.
At the end of a Japanese tour, The Monkees play the second of two nights at Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan, Asia. This is also the last Monkees gig to feature all four original members of the band.
The Beatles' John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear inside a voluminous white bag at a happening, An Alchemical Wedding, in The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono are taken into police custody in Palma, Majorca, Europe, and questioned about their alleged abduction of Yoko’s daughter Kyoko while they were in Madrid recently. It is decided at a subsequent hearing that the child must be returned to her father, Anthony Cox.
A busy day in New York City, USA. The big event of the day is at Madison Square Garden, where John Lennon and Yoko Ono play at the One On One Benefit for Willowbank Hospital, supported by Stevie Wonder, Roberta Flack, Sha Na Na and Elephant's Memory. One the same day, however, The Kinks play in Central Park and Fleetwood Mac play in Gaelic Park. At club level, Jackson Browne and David Blue play the first of six nights at The Bitter End, while Bruce Springsteen takes the stage at Max's Kansas City.
10cc play the second of three nights at Nakano Sunplaza, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
On his The Touring Principle tour, Gary Numan plays at the Nippon Seinenkan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Devo play at Yubin Chokin Hall, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play the second of five nights at The Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
The Rolling Stones spend the last of eight days rehearsing for their upcoming tour in Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
The Rolling Stones play the last night of a ten concert run at Tokyo Dome, Japan, Asia. These are the group's first-ever performances in that country.
On her Blond Ambition tour, Madonna plays the last of three nights at Hankyu Nishinomiya Stadium, Nishinomiya, Japan, Asia, supported by Technotronic.
Metal Church play at Club Citta, Kawasaki, Japan, Asia.
On the Trash tour, Alice Cooper plays a second night in Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Avril Lavigne plays at Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium, Nagoya, Japan, Asia.
Nightwish play the second of two nights at Shibuya AX, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
DuelJewel play at E.L.L, Nagoya, Japan, Asia.
Susumu Hirasawa releases his second LP, The Ghost In Science, as a digital download in Japan, Asia.
Rob Thomas plays at Shibuya Club Quattro, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
On her I Am tour, Beyonce plays at Kobe Park, Kobe, Japan, Asia.
Bob Dylan plays the sixth of seven nights at Zepp, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Sparks play at Shibuya O-West, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Incubus play at Namba Hatch, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
Morrissey plays at Ebisu Garden Hall, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
DuelJewel play at Colony, Sapporo, Japan, Asia.
Jeff Beck plays the first of three nights at Dome City Hall, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Bob Dylan plays the seventh of nine nights at Zepp Diver City, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Toto play at The Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
BiS (aka Brand-new idol Society) play live during a promotional appearance at Tower Records Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
JYJ play in Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
The International Federation Of The Phonographic Industry (IFPI) announces that it is moving ahead with plans to establish a global new release street date that would see all new releases coming out on a Friday. (Once established, it will become known as New Music Friday).
On their On The Road Again tour, One Direction play the first of four nights at Saitama Super Dome, Tokyo, Japan, Asia, supported by 5 Seconds Of Summer.
MONO play at The Troubadour, Los Angeles, California, USA.
We Are X, a documentary about hugely successful Japanese rockers X Japan, premieres at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, USA.
All Time Low play at Zepp Namba, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
On her Revival tour, Selena Gomez plays at Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
On his ÷ Tour, Ed Sheeran plays the second of two nights at the Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
On her Reputation tour, Taylor Swift plays the second of two nights in Tokyo, Japan, Asia, supported by Charli XCX.
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