Thursday, April 10, 2008

My Japanese 45s

Hide & Go Seek

I recently dug out the picture sleeve records I got when I was in Japan. Here are my faves, Hide & Rosanna.

Hide and Rosanna were a husband and wife duo that formed in 1968. They were best known for the hit song "Ai no Kiseki" (Love Miracle). They were a mixed-race couple, with Rosanna being of Italian heritage. Demon Hide (born Kato Hideo in 1942) died in 1990. The folk couple's second son, Raimon Kato, was arrested for possession of marijuana earlier this year. Like his parents, the 29-year-old Kato is a musician, playing in the band Smorgas. The weirdest part of his arrest was the suggestion that his family turned him in.

Covers of Others...