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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.
Shogo Hamada 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.
Michio Kurihara 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.
The Beatles release a new single, Twist And Shout / Roll Over Beethoven on Odeon records in Japan, Asia.
Duke Ellington 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.
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.
The Beatles formally announce the appointment of Allen Klein of ABCKO as their financial manager.
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Led Zeppelin 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.
The LP Every Man Has A Woman, on which songs composed by Yoko Ono are performed by artists including Harry Nilsson, Eddie Money, Roseanne Cash, Elvis Costello and Roberta Flack, is released on Polydor Records in the USA.
Sting plays the last of three nights at Kosenenkin, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
On their Slippery When Wet tour, Bon Jovi play at Shizuoka-Shi Bunka Hōru, Shizuoka, 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.
LUNA SEA play at Sound Hall A.C., Matsumoto, Japan, Asia.
On the Pump tour, Aerosmith play the first of three nights at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Madonna releases her Vogue EP in Japan, Asia, only.
Avril Lavigne plays at Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium, Nagoya, Japan, Asia.
Ayumi Hamasaki releases her 35th single, Step You/Is This Love?, in Japan, Asia.
Foo Fighters play at Studio Dreamaker, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
L'Arc-en-Ciel release a DVD of their 2004 Otakon concert on Tofu Records, Sony Music Japan's label in the USA.
Foals play at Harajuku Astro Hall, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
The Eagles play at The Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
On her California Dreams tour Katy Perry plays at Zepp Nagoya, Nagoya, Japan, Asia.
Morrissey plays at Ebisu Garden Hall, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Wehrmacht, Primate and Grave play at Daikanyama UNIT, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
A feature in the influential Forbes magazine predicts that streaming will become the primary way that most people consume their music.
Bob Dylan plays at Zepp Nagoya, Nagoya, Japan, Asia.
Disclosure 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.
Paul McCartney 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.
BiS (aka Brand-new idol Society) play live during a promotional appearance at Tower Records Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
The Vamps play at Zepp, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Albert Lee, JT Thomas, Will MacGregor and Jason Smith play at The Cotton Club, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
AKB48 play the first of three nights at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
PVRIS and A Loss For Words play at Clapper, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
One Direction win the Top Tour Award, Radio City Music Hall is top venue under 10,000 seats, and Modest! Management is named Top Manager at The 11th Annual Billboard Touring Conference And Awards at The Edison Ballroom, New York City, USA. For full list of winners see Read More...
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On her Gimmie Love tour, Carly Rae Jepsen plays at Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Zayn Malik plays at Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Guns n'Roses play at The World Arena, Kobe, Japan, Asia, supported by Babymetal.
Ryuichi Sakamoto releases a new LP, async remodels, on Milan Records.
On his 214-date 24k Magic World Tour, Bruno Mars plays the second of four non-consecutive nights at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan, Asia.
On their The M A N I A tour, Fall Out Boy play at The Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia, supported by My First Story.
On his No More Tours II tour, Ozzy Osbourne plays at The Download Festival, Chiba, Japan, Asia.
Taffy release their fifth LP, Deep Dark Creep Love, on Club AC30 Records.
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