Ten facts about Deep Purple's Made In Japan
Ten things you might not know about Deep Purple's 1972 classic live album, Made In Japan
The album was recorded in 1972 at the Koseinenkin Hall in Osaka (August 15/16) and the Budokan, Tokyo (August 17). These were Purple's first ever shows in Japan, but they weren't the originally scheduled dates. The band were supposed to play in Osaka and Tokyo in May, but the shows were postponed due to American dates being rescheduled, and because Blackmore had been suffering from hepatitis.