Yellow Magic Orchestra

"I think they're one of the most original things ever to come out of Japan."--Tommy LiPuma, Record World August 11, 1979.

A&M made an agreement with Japan's Alfa Records that it could acquire Japanese products it felt were suitable for the American market. The band came to Horizon Record's president Tommy LiPuma when Alfa invited Horizon artist Neil Larsen to appear in Japan.

The first Japanese band to play a U.S. concert hall.

Sources
  1. Yellow Magic Orchestra Brings Japanese Music to U.S. Audiences. Samuel Graham. Record World, August11, 1979.
Recording Years / Label
1979-1980 -  Horizon Records
1980-1981 -  A&M Records
Name Member Years Instruments
Haruomi Hosono bass
Ryuichi Sakamoto keyboards
Yukihiro Takahashi drums
Name Birth Death
Haruomi Hosono 1947-07-09
Ryuichi Sakamoto 1952-01-17
Yukihiro Takahashi 1952-06-06
Name See associated acts
Ryuichi Sakamoto Ryuichi Sakamoto & Kazumi WatanabeRyuichi Sakamoto