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Char

Char

Char


1. Char, who celebrates the 35th anniversary of his recording debut in 2011, is considered one of Japan’s most influential guitarists and an elder statesman of the Japanese music scene. He is noted for playing a Stratocaster, and he has done much to popularize the Fender Mustang® guitar in Japan. Born Hisato Takenaka in 1955, he took up guitar at age 8 after hearing the Ventures and assembled his first band, Fox, at age 11. Regarded as something of a prodigy, he was heavily influenced by the Ventures and the U. Read more on Last.fm
1. Char, who celebrates the 35th anniversary of his recording debut in 2011, is considered one of Japan’s most influential guitarists and an elder statesman of the Japanese music scene. He is noted for playing a Stratocaster, and he has done much to popularize the Fender Mustang® guitar in Japan. Born Hisato Takenaka in 1955, he took up guitar at age 8 after hearing the Ventures and assembled his first band, Fox, at age 11.

Regarded as something of a prodigy, he was heavily influenced by the Ventures and the U.K. blues-rock of the Yardbirds, Cream, Free and Led Zeppelin. Char started his career as a session player and backing guitarist while still in junior high school before forming Smoky Medicine in 1973 at age 17. He moved to the United States when the group disbanded, but returned to Japan and released his debut solo single (“Navy Blue”) and eponymous first solo album (Char) in 1976. A succession of pop-rock hits followed before Char formed seminal Japanese power trio Johnny, Louis & Char in fall 1978. A prolific guitarist, Char released several solo and band albums throughout the 1980s and established blues and hard rock record label Edoya in 1988.

He formed new band Char and the Psychedelix and acclaimed acoustic duo Baho (with Osamu Ishida) in the late ’80s. He also toured in Japan in 1999 with drummer Carmine Appice and bassist Tim Bogert in a one-off unit called CB&A, which released a live album in 2000. Solo covers album Tradrock was released in 2010, on which Char performed material by the Beatles, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix and the Ventures. Japan’s Char Honored With Custom Shop Signature Model One of Japan’s most famous guitarists, veteran Japanese session and solo artist Char, will be honored with a new Fender Custom Shop artist signature Stratocaster® guitar model. 2. Char is a Black Metal band from Vancouver, Washington.

Formed in 2008 by band members Na'ar, Gasher, and Acheron, Char released their first demo "Palaver" in 2009. 3. Char is a female performer who performed the song 'girlfriend' on the Cheetah Girls soundtrack. 4. thrash'n'grind from russia Read more on Last.fm.

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