Ryuichi Sakamoto
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1952-01-17
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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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Seven Samurai (Ending Theme)
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Seven Samurai (Ending Theme) Seven Samurai (Ending Theme) Seven Samurai (Ending Theme) Seven Samurai (Ending Theme)
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Still Life in A
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Still Life in A Still Life in A Still Life in A Still Life in A
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Assembly
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Assembly Assembly Assembly Assembly
Julia Rovinsky & Ryuichi Sakamoto
Energy Flow
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Energy Flow Energy Flow Energy Flow Energy Flow
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Merry Xmas Mr. Lawrence
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Merry Xmas Mr. Lawrence Merry Xmas Mr. Lawrence Merry Xmas Mr. Lawrence Merry Xmas Mr. Lawrence
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Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence
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Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence
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Asadoya Yunta
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Asadoya Yunta Asadoya Yunta Asadoya Yunta Asadoya Yunta
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First Coronation 
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First Coronation  First Coronation  First Coronation  First Coronation 
Ryuichi Sakamoto + Taylor Deupree, 坂本龍一 & Taylor Deupree
Ghost Road
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Ghost Road Ghost Road Ghost Road Ghost Road
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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 Main Title From The Film Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence Main Title From The Film Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence 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 The Last Emperor - music for the film: Theme The Last Emperor - music for the film: Theme 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 The Last Emperor - music for the film [with David Byrne & Cong Su] - The Last Emperor (The The Last Emperor - music for the film [with David Byrne & Cong Su] - The Last Emperor (The The Last Emperor - music for the film [with David Byrne & Cong Su] - The Last Emperor (The
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Riot In Lagos
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Riot In Lagos Riot In Lagos Riot In Lagos Riot In Lagos
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The Last Emperor
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The Last Emperor The Last Emperor The Last Emperor The Last Emperor
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Father Christmas
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Father Christmas Father Christmas Father Christmas Father Christmas
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Prayer
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Prayer Prayer Prayer Prayer
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Hibari
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Hibari Hibari Hibari Hibari
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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.

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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