Nishitōkyō, Tokyo, Japan (1965 – 1969)
ジャックス - 'Jacks' have always been an outsider group in Japanese music, too original to fit under the Group Sounds moniker of the times. Their music was often slow, dramatic and morbid.
In 1965 Yoshio Hayakawa and fellow classmate Suehiro Takahashi were in a folk group called Eri Matsubara and the Folktorio Nightingale . After graduation in the summer of 1966, Hayakawa and Takahashi performed as a duo at their university with the name 'Jacks'. The following year they became a quartet… read more
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