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Nippop Artist Profile - Eikichi Yazawa | 矢沢 永吉 | ヤザワ エイキチ | やざわ えいきち
Eikichi Yazawa, born September 14, 1949 in Hiroshima, is a veteran rock music figure, with such an incredibly devoted following that it is tempting to call him the Japanese Elvis. He first burst onto the music scene in 1972 as a bassist/ singer of the band Carol, a denim and leather clad four piece who played straight ahead rock ala Chuck Berry, with a brash sneering attitude. While plenty of previous bands and played rock music, none had ever adopted such a swaggering bad boy approach. The…