Yukihiro Takahashi

Yukihiro Takahashi of Yellow Magic Orchestra dies at 70

Japanese musician Yukihiro Takahashi, who was one third of the groundbreaking Yellow Magic Orchestra, has died at the age of 70.

Takahashi formed YMO in 1978 with Ryuichi Sakamoto and Haruomi Hosono, playing drums and lead singer. With their heavy use of synthesizers, samplers, drum machines, and sequencers, the band was at the forefront of the burgeoning synth-pop movement.

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