Tokyo Music Festival
|Tokyo Music Festival|
|Dates||13 May 1972|
|Years active||1972 to 1991|
|Founded by||Tokyo Music Festival Association|
The Tokyo Music Festival was an international music contest that ran from 1972 to 1991. It was organised by the Tokyo Music Festival Association. The first edition of the Tokyo Music Festival took place on 13 May 1972 with 12 participating countries.
Grand Prix Winners
- 1972: Izumi Yukimura ( Japan) Best Singer Award
- 1973: Mickey Newbury ( United States), with "Heaven Help the Child"
- 1974: René Simard ( Canada)
- 1975: Maureen McGovern ( United States), with "Even Better Than I Know Myself"
- 1976: Natalie Cole ( United States), with "I'm Glad There Is You"
- 1977: Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. ( United States), with "The Two of Us"
- 1978: Al Green ( United States), with "Belle"
- 1979: Rita Coolidge ( United States), with "Don't Cry Out Loud"
- 1980: Dionne Warwick ( United States), with "Feeling Old Feelings"
- 1981: The Nolans ( Ireland), with "Sexy Music"
- 1982: John O'Banion ( United States), with "I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love"
- 1983: Lionel Richie ( United States), Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes ( United Kingdom)( United States)
- 1984: Laura Branigan ( United States), with "The Lucky One"
- 1985: Kool & the Gang ( United States)
- 1985: Menudo of Puerto Rico winning the Gold Award with the song "Explosion."
- 1986: Miami Sound Machine ( United States)
- 1987: No Grand Prix awarded
- 1988: Butterfly ( Canada)
- 1989: Ofra Haza ( Israel)
- 1990: Wilson Phillips ( United States)
- 1991: Cancelled
- 1992: Smokey Mountain ( Philippines)