Takuro Yoshida (吉田 拓郎, Yoshida Takurō) is a Japanese male Singer-songwriter. He was born on April 5, 1946 in Okuchi, Kagoshima and raised in Hiroshima. He made his debut with the single Imeji no Uta / Maku II on June, 1970.
The Sadistic Mika Band is a popular Japanese hard rock - glam rock group formed in 1972. Its name is a parody of the "Plastic Ono Band". Produced by Masatoshi Hashiba on EMI Toshiba Records, the band were led by the husband and wife team of guitarist Kazuhiko Kato, and his wife, singer (Sadistic) Mika. The word "sadistic" is reported to be inspired by the way Mika used kitchen knives.
Kazuhiko Kato (加藤和彦, Katō Kazuhiko, March 21, 1947 – October 17, 2009), nicknamed "Tonovan" (トノヴァン?), was a Japanese record producer, songwriter, and singer. He sometimes used the spelling of "Kazuhiko Katoh".
The Drifters (ザ・ドリフターズ) is a comedy group formed in 1964 initially as a rock band. The group consisted of the leader Ikariya Chosuke (いかりや長介) (died in 2004), Kato Cha (加藤茶), Nakamoto Koji (仲本工事), Takagi Bu (高木ブー) and Arai Chu (荒井注). Arai Chu retired in 1974 and Ken Shimura (志村けん) joined them.
Kaguyahime is Japanese folk group that formed in the 1970s. The group first formed in 1970 under the name "Minami Taka to Kaguyahime" when Minami joined with Mori Shichiro and Oshima Sanpei. The group released their debut single, as first generation Kaguyahime, "Yoidore Kaguyahime" in 1970 along with one album and two more singles within the year.
Shonentai (少年隊, Shōnentai, lit. Regiment of Boys) is a three-member Japanese idol group under the talent agency Johnny & Associates. They debuted on December 12, 1985. The group lead an annual musical Playzone from 1986 to 2008 for about 957 performances with a total attendance of over 1.38 million people over the course of 22 years.
オフコース(Off Course) was a Japanese popular music band formed in Yokohama, Japan in 1969. The regular members were 小田和正(ODA Kazumasa), 鈴木康博(SUZUKI Yasuhiro), 松尾一彦(MATSUO Kazuhiko), 清水仁(SHIMIZU Hitoshi), 大間ジロー(ŌMA "Jirō" Hitose: his real name is 大間仁世). Their partnership was finally dissolved in 1989.