Ryudo Uzaki

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Ryudo Uzaki
宇崎 竜童
Born1946
Kyoto, Japan
OccupationMusician, composer, actor
SpouseYoko Aki
Musical career
GenresRock

Ryudo Uzaki (宇崎 竜童, Uzaki Ryūdō, born 1946 in Kyoto) is a Japanese musician, composer, and actor.[1]

His group, the Down Town Boogie-Woogie Band, was one of the most prominent 1970s Japanese rock music bands. He also composed many of Momoe Yamaguchi's songs with Yoko Aki.

He is married to lyricist and actress Yoko Aki.[2]

Discography[edit]

Down Town Boogie-Woogie Band[edit]

Title Date Notes
Minato No Yoko, Yokohama, Yokosuka
Namida No Secret Love
Mi Mo Kokoro Mo

Composer[edit]

Artist Title Date Notes
Momoe Yamaguchi "Yokosuka Story" 1977
"Rock'n'roll Widow" 1979
"Imitation Gold"
"Manjushaka"
MIE "I MY MIE"[3] August 21, 1981
Cute "Edo no Temari Uta II"[4][5] July 30, 2008 Cute won a Gold Award and was nominated for the main Japan Records Award (Grand Prix) with the song[6][7][8]
Hiroshi Itsuki "Edo no Temari Uta" October 22, 2008
Jero "Umiyuki" 2008
Meiko Kaji "Aitsu no Sukiso na Burusu" 2011

Acting roles[edit]

Title Role Date Notes
Torakku Yarō: go-iken muyō 1975
Double Suicide of Sonezaki Tokubei 1978 Starring with Meiko Kaji
G.I. Samurai 1979
Tattoo Ari Akio Takeda 1982 Won Best Actor at the 4th Yokohama Film Festival
Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack Admiral Taizo Tachibana 2001
Pecoross' Mother and Her Days 2013
Hamon: Yakuza Boogie Takizawa 2017
Catch me on the shore 2019
Fancy 2020
The Voice of Sin Tatsuo 2020
Peaceful Death 2021
I Am Makimoto 2022 [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 宇崎竜童さん インタビュー [Ryudo Uzaki Interview]. Dōraku (in Japanese). Japan: The Asahi Shimbun Company. Archived from the original on 6 February 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2012.
  2. ^ Profile Aki Yoko
  3. ^ "MIE". Idol.ne.jp. Retrieved 2020-02-22.
  4. ^ Tsunku. 江戸の手毬唄II (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2010-07-04. Retrieved 2012-07-03.
  5. ^ "℃−uteと五木ひろしが楽曲を"競作" - 芸能 - SANSPO.COM". SANKEI DIGITAL INC. 2008-07-14. Archived from the original on 2008-07-16. Retrieved 2012-07-03.
  6. ^ "50th Japan Record Awards". Tokyograph. 2008-12-02. Retrieved 2011-02-10.
  7. ^ "EXILE, Jero win Japan Record Awards". Tokyograph. 2008-12-31. Retrieved 2012-07-13.
  8. ^ "℃-uteが4枚目のアルバム「憧れ My STAR」発売". Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha, Inc. 2008-12-17. Retrieved 2012-07-03.
  9. ^ "阿部サダヲ主演作「アイ・アム まきもと」に満島ひかり、宇崎竜童、松下洸平ら出演". eiga.com. Retrieved March 28, 2022.

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