The present Doodle observes Japanese artist and entertainer Kyu Sakamoto, on the 59th commemoration of the arrival of the record including his notable melody “Ue o Muite Aruko” (“Let’s Look Up As We Walk”, 1961). Following its delivery in English business sectors under the title “Sukiyaki,” the enthusiastic melody turned into the primary Japanese track to sell 1,000,000 duplicates just as the first by an Asian account craftsman to head the American Billboard Chart.
Kyu Sakamoto was conceived Hisashi Oshima on December tenth, 1941 in Kawasaki, Japan. His dad’s ninth kid, 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 achievement in Japan, promoting different pop hits and appearances in films 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 global fame. A demonstration of its incredible achievement, an instrumental rendition of “Sukiyaki” got one of the main melodies sent over the radio to space travelers in space in 1965!
Purpose to utilize his popularity for good, Sakamoto helped bring up assets for kids with inabilities all through his vocation, including holding a show to profit the 1964 Tokyo Paralympics.
Here’s to you, Kyu!