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In the Midnight Hour
by The Spiders, feat. Takayuki Inoue, guitar/vocals
Takayuki Inoue (1941 to 2018) was a Japanese songwriter, voice actor and musician, with 'The Spiders'. Takayuki Inoue was born in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan, on March 15th 1941. He first joined the 'beat'/'garage' band 'The Spiders' on lead guitar and backing vocals when they formed in 1961 - the other members were Hiroshi 'Monsieur' Kamayatsu (rhythm guitar/backing singer), Jun Inoue (singer), Masaaki Sakai (tambourine/backing singer), Shochi Tanabe (drums), Mitsuru Kato (bass guitar) and Katsuo Ohno (steel guitar/electronic organ). They had many hit singles up until their dissolution in 1970, their biggest selling record being "Yuhi ga Naiteiru" (it sold over one million copies, being awarded a gold disc). They also made a number of feature films in Japan as a group, toured Europe in 1966 and the United States in 1967, and after the split most of them remained active in the music industry. This included Inoue, who wrote for the 1974 film soundtrack albums "Seishun' Nosatetsu" and "Hono no Shozo", after which he penned "Orokamono", a big Japanese chart hit for Kondo Masahiko in the mid-Eighties (it even won the 1987 "Japan Record Award"). As well as his involvement with 'The Spiders', he was also a one-time member of 'Pyg' and then his own 'Takayuki Inoue Band', and was for a long time a working member of Kenji Sawada's backing band. In later years, he made a good living as a voice actor, and was also active as a musical director. Takayuki Inoue died in Japan on May 2nd 2018, aged 77. [ Translated from: ]
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Posted: 18th June 2018
Hundreds of very talented musicians pass away each year, some without much recognition at all. On "Rest In Peace", I aim to give them a fitting 'send-off', with a decent Tribute. I hope you will join me in marking their passing.....
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