The present Doodle observes Japanese singer and actor Kyu Sakamoto, on the 59th commemoration of the arrival of the record including his notorious tune “Ue o Muite Aruko” (“Let’s Look Up As We Walk”, 1961).
Following its delivery in English business sectors under the title “Sukiyaki,” the passionate melody turned into the main Japanese track to sell 1,000,000 duplicates just as the first by an Asian chronicle craftsman to head the American Billboard Chart.
Kyu Sakamoto was conceived Hisashi Oshima on December tenth, 1941 in Kawasaki, Japan. His dad’s ninth youngster, he was nicknamed “Kyu,” a substitute perusing of his first name (九), which means the number nine.
Sakamoto started his vocation at age 16 as a back-up performer before he chose to take his risks as an independent craftsman. The move immediately took care of when he was marked to a record name the next year.
Sakamoto saw accomplishment in Japan, promoting various pop hits and appearances in motion pictures and TV shows. After a jazz front of “Ue o Muite Aruko” turned into a hit in the U.K., Sakamoto’s unique was delivered in the U.S. under the name “Sukiyaki,” catapulting him to worldwide fame.
A demonstration of its incredible achievement, an instrumental variant of “Sukiyaki” got one of the main melodies sent over the radio to space travelers in space in 1965!
Goal to utilize his distinction for good, Sakamoto helped bring up assets for youngsters with inabilities all through his vocation, including holding a show to profit the 1964 Tokyo Paralympics.
Here’s to you, Kyu!