This Day in Music History

12 Aug 1985

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Kyu Sakamoto was killed in a plane crash when JAL Flight 123, a 747, crashed and burned on a thickly wooded mountain about 60 miles northwest of Tokyo. He was 43. He had the 1963 US No.1 & UK No.6 single ‘Sukiyaki’, the first Japanese artist to hit the top of the US singles chart.

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