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Southern All Stars
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Seventies returnees

Southern All Stars Southern All Stars is a rock/pop band. This band released their debut single, " Katte ni Shindobaddo", on June 25, 1978 and have been in the charts since then.

With over 200 million sold albums worldwide, this band isnít a normal band. In 2005 they re-released 44 singles on the same day in June, 2005. The titles dated from their 1978 debut "Katte ni Sinbad" to 2000's "Tsunami." Every one of them went back into the Oricon charts, and the band basically took over the Top 50.

The band consist of 5 members: lead vocalist Keisuke Kuwata, Yuko Hara (married to the lead vocalist) plays the keyboards, Kazuyuki Sekiguchi plays the bass guitar, on the drums is Hiroshi Matsuda, and Hideyuki Nozawa plays the percussion.

In 2003, HMV Japan announced Southern All Stars to be the No.1 Japanese pop artist in its survey of "Top 100 Japanese pops Artists" all-time.

In autumn 2005 they started their biggest nationwide concert tour ever, and played to over half a million people in 11 cities. The band is loved by people from all ages, young and old.

A great band that will stay around for some more years.

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