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Tsutsumi Kyohei

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Tsutsumi Kyohei

Tsutsumi Kyohei (筒美京平) is a Japanese composer. He is considered one of the top composers of Japanese music.

Profile

  • Name: Watanabe Eikichi (渡辺栄吉)
  • Birthday: May 28, 1940 (1940-05-28) (age 79)
  • Birthplace: Ushigome-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Family: Watanabe Chuko (Younger Brother)

Information

Tsutsumi Kyohei got his start in music when he first began to play the piano at age 5. A few years later, he went to college to study jazz and met Ohno Yuji. Then in 1963, before graduating college, he joined the company Nihon Gramophone (Polydor Records's old name). There, he was in change of the foreign artists and also began to compose and write songs with lyricist Hashimoto Jun for mostly rock bands in the late 60s. In the 70s, Tsutsumi began to compose for more solo artists like Go Hiromi, Asaoka Megumi, Iwasaki Hiromi, and much more. He is later know as the composer of idols like C-C-B, Johnny's groups, Honda Minako, Nakayama Miho, and many more.

His first hit came in 1968 when Ishida Ayumi's single "Bluelight Yokohama" topped the weekly Oricon charts. Because Tsutsumi composed many hit songs, he released the special box sets "Tsutsumi Kyohei HITSTORY" in 1997 and "THE HIT MAKER -Tsutsumi Kyohei no Sekai" in 2006. In 2007, a handful of artists came together to release the tribute album Tsutsumi Kyohei Tribute the popular music.

Credits

Abe Asami
Agatsuma Kayo
Aizaki Shinya
Aoi Teruyoshi
Asada Miyoko
Asano Yuko
Asaoka Megumi
Asaoka Yukiji
Buono!
C-C-B
Cherish
DOUBLE
Four Leaves
Fujii Fumiya
Fujii Ichiko
Fujii Takashi
Go Hiromi
Goto Kumiko
Hashi Yukio
Hayami Yu
Hirayama Miki
Hirota Mieko
Honda Minako
Iijima Mari
Imai Miki
Inagaki Junichi
Inoue Jun
Inoue Yosui
Ishida Ayumi
Ishino Mako
Ito Yukari
Itsuki Hiroshi
Iwasaki Hiromi
Judy Ongg
Kawai Naoko
Kawashibara Yoshie
Kawashima Naomi
KinKi Kids
Kobayashi Asami
Koizumi Kyoko
Kondo Masahiro
Kosaka Miyuki
Koyanagi Rumiko
Kozai Kaori
Kuwana Masahiro
Linlin Ranran
Maekawa Kiyoshi
Matsumoto Iyo
Mie
Minami Saori
Miyazaki Yoshiko
Mizuno Mari
Mori Shinichi
Moritaka Chisato
Nagayama Yoko
Nagiki Yuko
Nakagawa Shoko
Nakama Yuki with Downloads
Nakanishi Keizo
Nakashima Miyuki
Nakayama Miho
Nishida Hikaru
Nishida Sachiko
Noguchi Goro
NOKKO
OFF COURSE
Oginome Yoko
Ohashi Junko
Ohta Hiromi
Okazaki Yuki
Okita Hiroyuki
Okumura Chiyo
Ouyang Fei Fei
OX
Ozaki Kiyohiko
Ozawa Kenji
Park Yong-ha
Pizzicato Five
Saijo Hideki
Saito Yuki
Sakai Masaaki
Sakakibara Ikue
Sakamoto Sumiko
Sakurada Junko
Sato Yuri
Shindo Emi
Shonentai
Shono Mayo
SHOW-YA
SMAP
Tachibana Risa
Tahara Toshihiko
Teresa Teng
THE ALFEE
The Gospellers
The Jaguars
The Tightsmen
TOKIO
Tokyo JAP
Tokyo Kyouhousou Jidou Gasshoudan
Toshi & Naoko
Toyokawa Jyo
Uchida Yuki
Uchiyamada Hiroshi to Cool File
V6
Village Singers
W
Yakushimaru Hiroko
Yumi Kaoru
Zariba

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