Takuro Yoshida

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Takuro Yoshida
Birth name 吉田 拓郎 (Yoshida Takuro)
Born (1946-04-05) April 5, 1946 (age 71)
Okuchi, Kagoshima, Japan
Genres Folk, rock, pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Guitar
harmonica
Years active 1970–present
Labels Avex Group
Teichiku Records
For Life Music Entertainment

Takuro Yoshida (吉田 拓郎?, Yoshida Takurō) is a Japanese male singer-songwriter. He was born on April 5, 1946 in Okuchi, Kagoshima and raised in Hiroshima. He made his debut with the single "Imeji no Uta / Mark II" on June 1, 1970. His 1972 recording of "Tabi no Yado" sold over one million copies by September that year, and was awarded a gold disc.[1] He established the record company "For Life Records" with Yosui Inoue, Shigeru Izumiya, and Hitoshi Komuro in 1975. Yoshida is an influential musician, whose songs have been used as theme songs in television series (such as the "Jun", the theme song of Cromartie High School), as well as being covered by popular artists like Hirakawachi 1-chome (Yoshida's "Natsu Yasumi"), KinKi Kids (Yoshida's "Zenbu Dakishimete").

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Yoshida Takuro Seishun no Uta - Re-released on February 21, 1990
  • Yoshida Takuro on Stage Tomodachi <live album> - Re-released on February 21, 1990
  • Yoshida Takuro Ningen nante - Re-released on February 21, 1990
  • Genki desu. - Re-released on February 21, 1990
  • Otogi Zoushi - Re-released on February 21, 1990
  • Ima ha Mada Jinsei wo Katarazu - Re-released on February 21, 1990
  • Asu ni Mukatte Hashire (25 May 1976) - Re-released on February 21, 1990
  • Private (25 April 1977) - Re-released on February 21, 1990
  • Oinaru Hito (25 November 1977) - Re-released on February 21, 1990
  • Roling 30 (21 November 1978)- Re-released on April 21, 1988
  • Shangli-la (5 May 1980) - Re-released on February 21, 1990
  • Asia no Katasumi de (5 November 1980) - Re-released on February 21, 1990
  • Only You (1 May 1981) - Re-released on February 21, 1990
  • Mujinto de ... (5 December 1981)
  • Osamatachi no Haikingu In Budokan <live album> (21 November 1982) - Re-released on March 21, 1990
  • Marathon (21 May 1983) - Re-released on February 21, 1990
  • Jonetsu (5 November 1983) - Re-released on February 21, 1990
  • Forever Young (21 October 1984)
  • Ore ga Aishita Baka (5 June 1985)
  • Yoshida Takuro One Last Night in Tsumagoi <live album> (1985)
  • The Yoshida Takuro <best album> (21 June 1986) - Re-released on September 21, 1989
  • Samarkand Blue (5 September 1986)
  • Much Better (21 April 1988)
  • Himawari (8 February 1989)
  • 176.5 (10 January 1990)
  • détente (12 June 1991)
  • Yoshida-cho no Uta (29 July 1992)
  • Travellin' Man Live at NHK Studio 101 <live album> (17 December 1993)
  • Long time no see (21 June 1995)
  • Life (19 April 1996)
  • Kando Ryoko Nami Takashi (21 August 1996)
  • Minna Daisuki (1 November 1997)
  • Hawaiian Rhapsody (30 October 1998)
  • Yoshida Takuro The Best Penny Lane (3 November 1999)
  • Yoshida Takuro In The Box (22 November 2000) - A 25 CDs complete collection of works. Re-released on December 18, 2002
  • Konnichiwa (2001)
  • Yoshida no Uta (22 August 2001)
  • Oldies (2002)
  • Golden Best Yoshida Takuro The Live Best (27 November 2002)
  • Tsukiyo no Canoe (2003)
  • Yutakanaru Ichinichi <live album> (2004)
  • Isshun no Natsu (2005)
  • Hodokyo no Ue de (2007)
  • Gozenchu ni (April 2009)
  • 18ji Kaien <live album> (2009)
  • Gogo no Tenki (2012)
  • Yoshida Takuro Live Concert in Tsumagoi (September 2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 323. ISBN 0-214-20512-6. 

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