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Ryo Kawasaki

1947 - 2020

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Ryo Kawasaki (川崎 燎, Kawasaki Ryō, February 25, 1947 – April 13, 2020) was a Japanese jazz fusion guitarist, composer and band leader, best known as one of the first musicians to develop and popularise the fusion genre and for helping to develop the guitar synthesizer in collaboration with Roland Corporation and Korg. His album Ryo Kawasaki and the Golden Dragon Live was one of the first all-digital recordings and he created the Kawasaki Synthesizer for the Commodore 64. During the 1960s, he played with various Japanese jazz groups and also formed his own bands. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ryo Kawasaki has received more than 189,744 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Ryo Kawasaki is the 1,317th most popular musician (down from 499th in 2019), the 1,165th most popular biography from Japan (down from 631st in 2019) and the 14th most popular Japanese Musician.

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  • 20

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  • 4.10

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  • 2.71

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Among musicians, Ryo Kawasaki ranks 1,317 out of 2,662Before her are Oscar Pettiford, Guru Josh, LiSA, Paweł Mąciwoda, Bobby Timmons, and Laurindo Almeida. After her are Michael Angelo Batio, Manu Katché, Graham Gouldman, Nuno Bettencourt, Bronisław Kaper, and Maynard James Keenan.

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Among people born in 1947, Ryo Kawasaki ranks 455Before her are Stephen A. Schwarzman, Betty Buckley, Juliet Berto, Laurent Pokou, Steve Forbes, and Yordanka Blagoeva. After her are René Harris, Moses Blah, Jozef Móder, Teemu Sippo, Željko Franulović, and Jeffrey C. Alexander. Among people deceased in 2020, Ryo Kawasaki ranks 399Before her are Fernando Atzori, James E. Gunn, Papa Bouba Diop, Irena Veisaitė, Wolfgang Clement, and Eduardo Lourenço. After her are Norbert Blüm, Agathonas Iakovidis, Richard Herd, Barbara Windsor, Regis Philbin, and Allen Garfield.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Ryo Kawasaki ranks 1,165 out of 6,048Before her are Masatoshi Shima (1943), Kikuko Inoue (1964), Takayuki Kuwata (1941), Shōhei Ōoka (1909), Yoshinori Shigematsu (1930), and LiSA (1987). After her are Akira Yamaoka (1968), Toshiyuki Morikawa (1967), Kaori Momoi (1951), Junko Takeuchi (1972), Yuto Nagatomo (1986), and Hirotugu Akaike (1927).

Among MUSICIANS In Japan

Among musicians born in Japan, Ryo Kawasaki ranks 14Before her are Yuki Kajiura (1965), Yoshiki (1965), Susumu Hirasawa (1954), Takanori Nishikawa (1970), Gackt (1973), and LiSA (1987). After her are Miyavi (1981), Hyde (1969), Nujabes (1974), Nigo (1970), Masaharu Fukuyama (1969), and Mana (1969).