夕方の犬 (Dog in the Evening)
oct16. 1964

October 16, 1964
• China becomes the world’s fifth nuclear power after the successful testing of an atom bomb, joining The United State, Soviet Union, Great Britian, and France.
• Manfred Mann’s “Do Wah Diddy Diddy” is poised to take over Billboard’s top 100 from Roy Orbison’s “Oh, Pretty Woman”

June 17, 1967
• China becomes world’s fourth thermonuclear power after the successful testing of a hydrogen bomb.
• “Somebody to Love” by Jefferson Airplane peaks at #5
• Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” controls the charts at #1

October 16, 1980
• China performs nuclear test at Lop Nur, a now largely dried up salt lake in the country’s northwest.
• The fourth single of Queen’s chart topping album The Game &ndash”Another One Bites the Dust” &ndash is #1

May 11, 1992
• The largest underground nuclear test ever performed by China is conducted
• Kris Kross’s “Jump” will continue at #1 until mid-June for a total of 8 weeks.

July 29, 1996
• China’s 45 nuclear test since 1964 is conducted. It’s the last China has done to date – a leave of 19 years.
• Toni Braxton’s double A-side consisting of “You’re Makin’ Me High” and “Let It Flow” enjoys one week atop of the charts.

oct16. 1964, soft spoken and unbridledly gorgeous, are five tracks corresponding to “5 of the 45 dates that China conducted atmospheric nuclear testing” – 夕方の犬 (Dog in the Evening) is bringing attention to the effects of and those affected from China’s nuclear testing, an issue with little information publicly known about, often brushed over or simply left out of our international nuclear history.

oct16. 1964 is out now on Spring Break Tapes.

• 夕方の犬 (Dog in the Evening): https://soundcloud.com/taro_yamada
• Spring Break Tapes: https://springbreaktapes.bandcamp.com

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