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ACM in Japan
ACM in Japan
10th Anniversary Messages from Artists

"Adult Contemporary Music In Japan" is now entering into another decade. Many thanks for your kind and unchanged supports. Here you see 10th Anniversary Messages from great artists! (Nov.1, 2005)

BOBBY ALESSI  (ALESSI)
Alessi Bros

Dear Takeshi:
It's no wonder you're celebrating your 10th anniversary. It's a great informative site that's easy to navigate. So many times people have forwarded us your site saying, check out this cool music website. Billy and I are honored to be included with all the great talent you feature.  We'd like to add a link on our site, www.alessibros.com  It would be greatly appreciated if you would include ours on yours. Thanks again.
All our best,
Bobby Alessi


SHERWOOD BALL
Robbie Dupree

Dear Takeshi and Miwa,
It was my pleasure to help you with starting your incredible web presence.

Artists are crucial to the evolution of our culture.
You have created a conduit to the world.

Thank you for all of the hard work, time, and money that you have given
so freely in order to make these music genre's attainable to music lovers worldwide.
This incredible undertaking has been a huge responsibility that would not have
come about without your love for the music and generous heart.

Thank you Takeito.
Musically yours, Sherwood Ball


JOEY CARBONE
Joey Carbone

I HAVE KNOWN TAKESHI ITO FOR ABOUT 7 YEARS NOW.
HE IS A GREAT FAN AND SUPPORTER OF ADULT CONTEMPORARY MUSIC.
IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO MEET HIM AND HIS LOVELY AND CHARMING WIFE,MIWA.
TAKESHI, I APPRECIATE YOUR KINDNESS, SUPPORT AND FRIENDSHIP..THANK YOU!
I WISH YOU THE BEST ON YOUR 10TH ANNIVERSARY AND ALWAYS!

YOUR PAL, JOEY CARBONE


BILL CHAMPLIN
Bill Champlin

Takeshi's website is the place to find out what's going on in Adult Contemporary in Japan and the US. He is very well connected and usually knows what's coming out soon, sometimes before the artist being released. There are a million people who can find out what's going on but Takeshi knows what , why, where, AND when. Come on over and spend a little while.

Now for Sons of Champlin and Chicago news.

First: The Sons of Champlin have a new album out called Hip Li'l Dreams and it's getting great reviews in the US. There are great guest appearances by

Bruce Gaitsch, Bobby Kimball, Tom Johnston, Steve Madaio, Tamara and Will Champlin etc.. It's available at digmusic.com or sonsofchamplin.com and, I'm told I-tunes. Amazon.com also has it but digmusic.com is your best bet.

Chicago has recorded a new CD and I hear that March will be release time. I think you're gonna' like this one. Anyway, we'll be seeing you sooner than you think. I've heard a rumor that Chicago/Earth, Wind and Fire may be coming over. Now, that's just a rumor, I never know what's real until we're on our way home. Thanks for the hang.

See ya' soon, bill champlin


JANEY CLEWER
Janey Clewer

Dear Takeshi,

Thank you for your most genuine support and love of our music.  You are an inspiration to us who create music for the sole purpose of piercing a heart or two along the way.  Your website is like a gate to world of music that could be otherwise lost.
 
With congratulations and deep thanks, on this, your 10th year anniversary,

Janey Clewer


TOMMY DENANDER
Tommy Denander

Takeshi my old friend,
you are the reason i know so much about the wonderful westcaost scene in Japan
and thanks to you i got to know my good friend Bruce Gaitsch.

I check out your site every week and it's been a favorite place for a long time.

I hope to be sending you another lovely message in 10 years time my friend.

All the best and congrats to a great first decade

Cheers, Tommy Denander


DAVID DIGGS
David Diggs

To the man single-handedly keeping Westcoast music alive in Japan and elsewhere - Happy 10th Anniversary!

May you have many more decades of support of our music.

David Diggs


DANE DONOHUE
Dane Donohue

Hello Takeshi,
 
Happy 10th Anniversary………  And, thank you for all your extraordinary hard work and dedication the past ten years.
 
All the Best………….
 
Dane Donohue 


ROBBIE DUPREE
Robbie Dupree

Dear Takeshi,

Congratulations on the 10th Anniversary of your website.
You help to keep the flame burning for Adult Contemporary Music in Japan and around the world.

With my deepest gratitude, Robbie Dupree


PETER FRIESTEDT
Peter Friestedt

Congratulations Takeshi for 10 years of wonderful work with the website!!!

The Adult Contemporary Music in Japan web site is definitely one of the most important internet forums regarding information about our music.
Thank you for all your support and friendship,

God bless you, Peter Friestedt
THE LA PROJECT


BRUCE GAITSCH
Bruce Gaitsch

Dear Takeshi,

Congratulations on ten wonderful years of "Adult Contemporary Music In Japan"
Long may your web site stay as influential as it is now.
I met Tommy Denander through you and your web site.
We made a CD together because of you and we are now starting "Counterparts 2"

You and your lovely wife Miwa made Janey and I feel very welcome in Japan. Your fan club friends also were wonderful to us and we thank you for coming to every show and for showing so much support for us and our music.
I hope we see you soon again,

Please be aware that I have a new CD to be released soon on Autumn Records here in the states. It is called...Bruce Gaitsch: "Sincerely"

I hope that it will be released there in Japan as well.
My wish is that I get to come to Japan to do promotion for it and see you again.

Sayonara, Bruce Gaitsch


DAVID GARFIELD
David Garfield

Happy 10th anniversary Takeshi
and what a nice website you have made ...Thanks for keeping the music "Alive" all the best in the years to come....

Sincerely,
David "Creatchy" Garfield


JAY GRAYDON
Jay Graydon

Takeito-sama,

I kindly thank you for all of your hard work you do for your web site helping
promote all Adult Contemporary Music!!!

All best, Jay Graydon


LANCE JYO
Lance Jyo

Happy 10th Anniversary!  Much aloha to Takeshi Ito and his Adult Contemporary Music in Japan web-site. 
I've personally enjoyed being kept up to date on AOR happenings through your web-site.  

Best wishes in years to come!  Mahalo for your continued support.
 
Lance Jyo  


BILL LABOUNTY
Bill LaBounty

Congratulations on the 10th Anniversary of your great website! I feel proud to be included in the mix of wonderful artists and music you celebrate. And I appreciate your musical tastes.

I am working on a new album that will complete in 2006 and look forward to sending you one of the first copies. Thank you for "Adult Contemporary Music in Japan", and may it continue to shine for another 10 years!!

Warmest regards,
Bill LaBounty


RUGGERO ROBIN
Ruggero Robin

I am happy to do departs some project "Adult Contemporary Music In Japan" that turns 10 years old....Best wishes!!
compliments it is great to the extraordinary person of Takeshi Ito
that with Your passion and Your love it helps to divulge the music in this planet.

Thanks,
Ruggero Robin


SHANNON RUBICAM  (BOY MEETS GIRL)
Boy Meets Girl

Hi Takeshi,

I just visited your website and saw the familiar face of Tommy Funderburk , a friend here in Malibu, in a
photo with you and your wife. Your site is an excellent place to reconnect with favorite artists and
groups in the neglected area of Adult Contemporary music, presented with a colorful and playful attitude
too!

Thank you for your interest in our music, and please feel free to link to our boymeetsgirlmusic website also.

May you be well, Shannon Rubicam/BoyMeetsGirl


TOM SAVIANO
Tom Saviano

Takeito,

You and Miwa are some of the nicest people I have met in my professional career. 
In addition, you are probably the greatest and most dedicated fan that any artist could ever want.

With that in mind, I congratulate you on the 10th Anniversary of your wonderful web site, "Adult Contemporary Music In Japan."
Here's to 100 more!

Best Regards, Tom Saviano


FREDERIC SLAMA  (AOR)
Frederic Slama

dear takeshi !

your website is the best of all in the world for westcoast/aor lovers !
you've done a terrific job during these 10 years and you always have good taste in the albums you review on your website !
without you ,all the musicians like me woudn't be so popular ! thank you so much .
keep on the good work for at least 10 more years :-)
your friend

frederic slama (AOR)

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