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The birth of Karaoke

Daisuke Inoue was playing in a band in Japan when he invented the Karaoke machine in 1971. He had a customer who wanted to impress clients by singing along to his favourite songs.

Daisuke Inoue was playing keyboards in a band in Kobe, Japan, when he invented the Karaoke machine in 1971. He had a customer who wanted to impress business clients by singing along to his favourite songs. Ashley Byrne spoke to Daisuke Inoue about his invention in 2015.

(Photo: A group of women sing karaoke. Credit: Getty Images)

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