Sachiko Kanenobu (aka Japanese: 金延幸子 and かねのぶさちこ), is generally acknowledged as Japan’s first female singer-songwriter.
Discovered as an precocious 18 year old (in Osaka, Japan), Sachiko was signed in 1968 to Japan’s first ever independent record company, URC (Underground Record Club), who changed Japan’s musical landscape irrevocably, in the late 60s and early 70s, with artists including: はっぴいえんど, Folk Crusaders and 遠藤賢司. She was the only female artist, on this era-defining label. The fact that, as a female, Sachiko wrote and…
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