Nakano, Tokyo, Japan (1951 – 2009)
Kiyoshiro Imawano (忌野清志郎, Imawano Kiyoshirō?), born Kiyoshi Kurihara (栗原清志 - April 2, 1951 - May 2, 2009), was a Japanese rock musician, lyricist, composer, musical producer, and actor from Tokyo, Japan. He was dubbed "Japan's King of Rock". He formed and led an influential rock band RC Succession.
He was known for pioneering adoption of linguistic characteristics of the Japanese language into his songs.
Don't want to see ads? Subscribe now