From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Japan were an English new wave band formed in 1974 in Catford, South London by David Sylvian (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Steve Jansen (drums) and Mick Karn (bass guitar), joined by Richard Barbieri (keyboards) and Rob Dean (lead guitar) the following year.
In the 1980s, a plethora of Japanese heavy metal bands formed. Loudness was formed in 1981 by former Lazy members Akira Takasaki and Munetaka Higuchi.In 1983, they toured the United States and Europe and soon started focusing more on an international career.
The following list indicates the best-selling albums from 1980 to 1989 on the Japanese Oricon chart. It is based on cumulative sales figures of three formats (on vinyl, audio cassette, and compact discs).
This list tries to include all artists/bands from all genres originating from Japan.This list does not include artists/bands who perform in Japanese but are of different origin.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Loudness (ラウドネス, Raudonesu) is a Japanese heavy metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Akira Takasaki and drummer Munetaka Higuchi.
The best-selling music artists in Japan include Japanese artists with claims of 15 million or more record sales.Japan is the largest physical music market in the world and the second largest overall behind the United States, and the biggest in Asia, according to International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.
Bass player from 1980s band Japan dies. Mick Karn, the bass player from the 1980s chart act Japan, has died after fighting cancer for several months. 05 January 2011 • 09:23 am .
Japan (Japanese: 日本 , Nippon [ɲippoꜜɴ] or Nihon [ɲihoꜜɴ] ) is an island country in East Asia , located in the northwest Pacific Ocean . It is bordered on the west by the Sea of Japan , and extends from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north toward the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. Part of the Ring of Fire , Japan spans an archipelago of 6852 islands covering 377,975 square ...
During the 1980s, I was in elementary school. I have looked over the "Japan in the 1980s" entry in Wikipedia and many of the items there overlap with my own experience and observation from spending my own childhood in that decade.
Music press and John Peel Festive 50 mainstays in the mid-80s, Japanese duo The Frank Chickens (Kazuko Hohki and Kazumi Taguchi) actually had some sort of mainstream breakthrough at the end of the...