Ryuichi Sakamoto

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Birthday
17, 1952
Birthplace
Japan
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
17, 1952 (age 67)
Birthplace
Japan

About

Japanese composer and political activist who was a keyboardist for the popular 70's electronic band Yellow Magic Orchestra. He won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, and a Golden Globe for his score to the 1987 film The Last Emperor.

Before Fame

He received a degree in music composition from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.

Trivia

He notably composed the score for the opening ceremony of the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.

Family Life

One of his daughters is Miu Sakamoto, a J-pop singer.

Associated With

Brian Wilson was featured on his 1989 album Beauty.