Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Legendary Voices: 7) Momoe Yamaguchi

Yamaguchi was a famous Japanese singer and acclaimed actress throughout the 1970’s. She had an extensive recording career and appeared in numerous films. Her rise to fame was typical of many of the pop idols of her day, but unlike so many others, she was able to take her career into her own hands. Her later music became quite sophisticated and her lyrics often featured strong female characters. At the height of her career in 1980, she married longtime co-star Miura Tomokazu and officially retired from the business. News of a potential comeback has remained in the rumor-mill.

"Rock 'n' Roll Widow"

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