Kyu Sakamoto

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    SukiyakiKyu Sakamoto
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    China NightsKyu Sakamoto
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    Anoko no Namae wa NantenkanaKyu Sakamoto
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    Suteki na Timing -Good Timin'-Kyu Sakamoto
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        Kyu Sakamoto holds the record for the first number one pop record performed entirely in Japanese, 1963's "Sukiyaki." Though that's a sweet distinction to have, the translated lyrics to the million-selling song are anything but: "Sadness hides in the shadows of the stars/I look up when I walk so the tears wont fall...." Kyu Sakamoto (pronounced "cue") was born in 1941 in Kawasaki, Japan, the son of a restaurateur. He began singing in jazz clubs as a teenager, before being signe... Read more

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