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Kosetsu Minami

History

1980's

1980

May

Hibiya Ya-on "1st Private Party" concert

 

June

Hibiya Ya-on memorial concert for Kosuke Kita, arranger of Kandagawa and other Minami songs

1981

March

Switches to Canyon, and launches SOH label

 

July

Hibiya Ya-on "2nd Private Party" concert

"1st Summer Picnic" open air concert in Himiko no Sato, Kumamoto Prefecture

 

December

Performs at Kyushu New Music Festival (Kyuden Gym) with Yosui Inoue, Kaientai and others

1982

July

Hibiya Ya-on "3rd Private Party" concert

 

August

Appears in NHK TV special "Hoshi ni Utaeba" ("Sing to the Stars")

"2nd Summer Picnic" open air concert in Bochu Campsite, Kumamoto Prefecture

Performs at "1st Mutsusanto" nature conservation charity concert organized by author Masanori Hata

 

September

First film score for "Kaikyo" ("Strait" - Toho Pictures). Theme song Tomo Arite released as single

 

December

"Xmas Concert" at Shibuya Kokaido

Moves home from the foot of Mt. Fuji to Kyushu?s Kunisaki Peninsula

1983

June

Performs at "Suntory Sound Market" (Osaka Baseball Stadium, Korakuen Baseball Stadium) with Takuro Yoshida, Tetsuya Takeda, Junko Yagami, Alfee and others

 

July

Performs at "2nd Mutsusanto" concert

 

August

Performs with John Denver at concert held at Lake Biwa on the eve of the World Lake Conference, and broadcast as TV special by NHK

1984

August

"4th Summer Picnic" concert at Koi no Ura, Fukuoka Prefecture

1985

May

Visits Shanghai for Asahi Broadcasting Corporation 10th Anniversary TV special

 

June

Performs at "All Together Now" 100,000 person concert held at the National Stadium

 

July

Appears as Japan?s representative performer in Fuji Television "Live Aid" African famine relief concert, and as an anchor for concurrent 15-hour live broadcast

Performs at "4th Mutsusanto" concert organized by Masanori Hata

 

August

"5th Summer Picnic" concert at Koi no Ura, Fukuoka Prefecture, attracts 20,000 fans.

 

October

30 concerts throughout Japan for "'85 Aki" ("Autumn '85") tour

1986

February

Appears on N

 

March

50 concerts throughout Japan for "Boku Wa Midori No Kaze" ("Green Wind") tour

 

April

Visits Australia for TBS Haley Comet TV special, and gives concert in Australia

 

June

Performs at Meiji Life Insurance Special Concert at the Nippon Budokan with Naoko Ken

Performs at Tochigi Citizens Day Concert at Utsunomiya Baseball Stadium
Appears on NHK TV's "Yuzo Kayama Show"

 

July

Appears on NHK TV "Hiru no Present" ("Midday Present") one week series titled "Kosetsu Minami Southern Island Tale"

 

August

"6th Summer Picnic" concert at Koi no Ura, Fukuoka Prefecture, attracts 25,000 fans

Co-produces Hiroshima Peace Memorial Concert (Hiroshima Shudo University) with Kotaro Yamamoto. Holds concert in Saipan

50 concerts throughout Japan for "Boku Wa Midori No Kaze" ("Green Wind") tour

 

September

Visits Paraguay and Ecuador to appear in Japanese immigration 50th anniversary events and give concerts

1987

April

25 concerts throughout Japan for Kosetsu Minami Concert Tour '87
Appears in Ajinomoto Hondashi TV commercial from April to March 1988

 

May

Appears with Yuzo Kayama and Eigo Kawashima in event to celebrate 1,200th anniversary of the founding of Hiezan Temple, also broadcast nationwide on NHK.

Single Kimi Ga Naita Hi released, and used as Ajinomoto Hondashi TV commercial theme song

 

July

"7th Summer Picnic" concert at Umi no Nakamichi, Fukuoka Prefecture, attracts 20,000 fans.

 

August

Produces and performs in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Concerts held on August 5 & 6 at Hiroshima Sun Plaza Hall

 

September

Concert at Okinawa Convention Center attracts 8,000 fans. Single Kita No Tabibito released

 

October

Appears as reporter in NHK Hokkaido series "Hokkai Dochu Hizakurige" ("Hokkaido Byways"), visiting four locations. Single Kita No Tabibito is still used as the title song for this series.

35 concerts throughout Japan for Kosetsu Minami Concert Tour '87~'88

1988

January

Appears in TV-Asahi Morning Show corner "Minami Kosetsu, Nihon Wo Tabi Suru - Bunko No Kodomotachi" ("Kosetsu Minami Travels Japan - Back Country School Kids")

 

February

Okinawa Island Concerts in Yakushima, Tanegashima, Tokunoshima, Kumejima and Iejima for TV-Asahi production "Boku Wa Kaze Ni Naritai" ("I Want To Become The Wind")

 

March

36 concerts throughout Japan for "Mr. Kosetsu Concert Tour"

 

July

Album Homecoming, a best selection of ten songs re-recorded in Los Angeles in May and June, released

 

July 23-24

"8th Summer Picnic" concert at Kuju-kogen Sawamizu Campsite, Oita Prefecture, attracts 23,000 fans

 

August 5 & 6

Produces and performs in 2nd Hiroshima Peace Memorial Concerts held at Hiroshima Sun Plaza Hall

August
- September

Yuyake Kaigara (never released as recording) selected for NHK "Minna No Uta" ("Everyone?s Song") daily broadcast

 

September

35 concerts throughout Japan for "Mr. Kosetsu ~ Homecoming" tour

1989

March

Begins regular appearances on NHK series "Yukai ni On Stage" ("Happily On Stage")

Writes image song for "Kyushu Ramen (Noodles) Umakachan" TV commercial aired from March to end of July in Kyushu area

End of March
- April

Jacket cover photographed in New York Records original album in Los Angeles for release in September

28 concerts throughout Japan for "Mr. Kosetsu Concert '89" tour

 

May

Performs in Kumamoto Broadcasting "Oya To Ko No Ichiman Nin Charity Concert - Kodomotachi Ni Midori Wo Nokoso" ("Concert for Parents and Children" Preserve Our Forests") at Kumamoto Aspecta

July 29-30

"9th Summer Picnic" concert Mitsui Green Land, Arao-shi, Kumamoto Prefecture, attracts 17,000 fans

September 6

Album Stela released

September 9

Guest appearance in "Yume De Aimasho" ("Let?s Meet in Our Dreams") memorial concert for Kyu Sakamoto

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September 11

41 concerts throughout Japan for "Mr. Kosetsu Concert Tour '90 - Love Is In My Heart"

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December 16

First ever dinner shows at 6 locations throughout Japan

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