Crystal King (band)

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Crystal King
Origin  Japan
Genres Pop rock, kayōkyoku
Years active 1979 (1979)–present
Labels Pony Canyon
Members Monsieur Yoshisaki
Past members Masayuki Tanaka
Michio Yamashita
Kimiharu Nakamura
Hiromi Imakiire
Ken Kanefuku
Hidetoshi Nomoto
Others

Crystal King (クリスタルキング?, Kurisutaru Kingu) is a Japanese pop rock and kayōkyoku band. They gained commercial success with their debut single "Daitokai" (大都会?) which sold 1.5 million copies, and are remembered in Japan for their performance of the first theme songs of Fist of the North Star: "Ai o Torimodose!!" and "Yuria... Eien ni".

History[edit]

Originally consisting of vocalists Monsieur Yoshisaki (ムッシュ吉崎?, Musshu Yoshisaki) and Masayuki Tanaka, guitarist Michio Yamashita (山下 三智夫?, Yamashita Michio), pianist Kimiharu Namakura (中村 公晴?, Nakamura Kimiharu), keyboardist Hiromi Imakiire (今給黎 博美?, Imakiire Hiromi), drummer Ken Kanefuku (金福 健?, Kanefuku Ken), and bassist Hidetoshi Nomoto (野元 英俊?, Nomoto Hidetoshi), the band broke up in 1995 and beginning in 2004, Yoshisaki began performing as Crystal King as a solo project. Tanaka began his own solo career, severely damaging his voice in 1989. The rest of the band performs as Cross Road (クロスロード?, Kurosu Rōdo), reuniting with Tanaka on occasion.

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