Tatsuro Yamashita

Date of Birth: February 4 1953 Place of Birth: Ikebukuro Toshima Tkyto Japan Yamashita is best known for the song Christmas Eve which initially appeared on his album Melodies in 1983 and later became a hit throughout the decades. It is considered one of the standard Japanese Christmas songs winning the Special Prize at the 45th Japan Record Awards 20 years after its release. He is considered a pioneer of city pop music along with Haruomi Hosono. Yamashita produced numerous city pop music during the 1970s1980s and was considered the king of city pop. His wife and collaborator Mariya Takeuchi is also known for city pop music. Source: Wikipedia