Ryuichi Sakamoto
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1952-01-17
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Ryuichi Sakamoto

Biography

Ryuichi Sakamoto (坂本 龍一 Sakamoto Ryūichi?, born January 17, 1952) is a Japanese musician, activist, composer, record producer, writer, singer, pianist, and actor based in Tokyo and New York. Gaining major success in 1978 as a member of the electronic ...

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Biography

Ryuichi Sakamoto (坂本 龍一 Sakamoto Ryūichi?, born January 17, 1952) is a Japanese musician, activist, composer, record producer, writer, singer, pianist, and actor based in Tokyo and New York. Gaining major success in 1978 as a member of the electronic music group Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO), Sakamoto served on keyboards and sometimes vocals. The band had worldwide hits such as "Computer Game / Firecracker" (1978), "Behind the Mask" (1978) and "Rydeen" (1979), later playing a pioneering role in the techno and acid house movements of the 1990s.

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Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence
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Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence
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The Revenant (2015) - Main Theme
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The Revenant (2015) - Main Theme
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Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence
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Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence
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Seven Samurai (Ending Theme)
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Seven Samurai (Ending Theme)
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Still Life in A
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Still Life in A
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Assembly
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Assembly
Julia Rovinsky & Ryuichi Sakamoto
Energy Flow
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Energy Flow
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Merry Xmas Mr. Lawrence
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Merry Xmas Mr. Lawrence
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Asadoya Yunta
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Asadoya Yunta
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First Coronation 
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First Coronation 
Ryuichi Sakamoto + Taylor Deupree, 坂本龍一 & Taylor Deupree
Ghost Road
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Ghost Road
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Before Long
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Before Long
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Main Title From The Film Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
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Main Title From The Film Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
Original Soundtrack recording & 坂本龍一
The Last Emperor - music for the film: Theme
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The Last Emperor - music for the film: Theme
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The Last Emperor - music for the film [with David Byrne & Cong Su] - The Last Emperor (The
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The Last Emperor - music for the film [with David Byrne & Cong Su] - The Last Emperor (The
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G.T. Ii
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G.T. Ii
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Riot In Lagos
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Riot In Lagos
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The Last Emperor
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The Last Emperor
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Father Christmas
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Father Christmas
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Ryuichi Sakamoto Biography

Ryuichi Sakamoto (坂本 龍一 Sakamoto Ryūichi?, born January 17, 1952) is a Japanese musician, activist, composer, record producer, writer, singer, pianist, and actor based in Tokyo and New York. Gaining major success in 1978 as a member of the electronic music group Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO), Sakamoto served on keyboards and sometimes vocals. The band had worldwide hits such as "Computer Game / Firecracker" (1978), "Behind the Mask" (1978) and "Rydeen" (1979), later playing a pioneering role in the techno and acid house movements of the 1990s.

He concurrently pursued a solo career, releasing the experimental electronic fusion album Thousand Knives (1978), and later released the pioneering album B-2 Unit (1980), which included the electro classic "Riot in Lagos". From thereon, he produced more solo records, collaborated with many international artists, and pursued a wide variety of projects, such as having composed music for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics opening ceremony. His composition "Energy Flow" (1999) was the first instrumental number-one single in Japan's Oricon charts history.

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