One of the biggest star with cultissim status in the 70′s in Japan. Momoe Yamaguchi was born in 1959 in Tokyo. She was raised by her mother in Yokohama and Yokosuka. She made her debut at 13 in a tv singing competition where she picked up the second place. Just after that she joined Sony. Her first single, « Toshigoro in May » 1973, was not a big hit, but the second, « Aoi Kajitsu », made her a star. Her childish side and slightly provocative attitude (« You can do what ever you want with me; it’s ok if rumors spread that I’m a bad girl ») really brought something special to the japanese audience (° °).
Her greatest success are « Yokosuka Story », « Cosmos », « Ii hi Tabidachi ». After her marriage with Tomokazu Miura in 1980, she decided to stop her career. A farewell concert was given at the famous Nippon Budokan on October 5, 1980. At the end of her last song, in tears, she put the microphone down and retired in silence.
She has been a housewife since, taking care of her two sons. But she is still an influential figure in Japan, while not up on stage for almost 30 years.