Birthdays  

Jan 17 

Ryuichi Sakamoto 

Ryuichi Sakamoto - 66 Years Old

Ryuichi Sakamoto is a Japanese musician, singer, composer, record producer, activist, writer, actor and dancer, based in Tokyo and New York. He began his career while at university in the 1970s, as a session musician, producer, and arranger. His first major success came in 1978 as co-founder of the electronic music trio Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO). Beginning in June 2014, Sakamoto took a year-long hiatus after he was diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer. In 2015, he returned, stating: "Right now I'm good. I feel better. Much, much better. I feel energy inside, but you never know. The cancer might come back in three years, five years, maybe 10 years. Also the radiation makes your immune system really low.

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