Happy End (band)

Happy End (Japanese: はっぴいえんど, Hepburn: Happī Endo) was a Japanese folk rock band active from 1969 to 1972. Composed of Haruomi Hosono, Takashi Matsumoto, Eiichi Ohtaki and Shigeru Suzuki, the band's pioneering sound was regarded as avant-garde to most Japanese at the time. They are considered to be among the most influential artists in Japanese music.[3] MTV described Happy End's music as "rock with psych smudges around the edges."[2]

Happy End
Happy End in September 1971. From left to right: Eiichi Ohtaki, Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki and Takashi Matsumoto.
Background information
Also known asBlue Valentine
OriginChiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
Genres
Years active1969–1972
1973, 1985, 2015
LabelsURC, Bellwood/King
Associated actsTin Pan Alley, Nobuyasu Okabayashi, Apryl Fool
Past membersHaruomi Hosono
Eiichi Ohtaki
Shigeru Suzuki
Takashi Matsumoto

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