Char | チャー | ちゃー

Name in Japanese: チャー, ちゃー

Instruments: Vocals, Guitar, Piano/Keyboards, Drums

Born: June 16, 1955 (age 63)

Along with Tomoyasu Hotei, Char is one of Japan's few bona fide guitar heroes, and after a long and eventful career he has become firmly ensconced as one of the Japanese music scene's elder statesmen. Char began taking piano lessons at age 7, but switched to guitar at age 8 after hearing the Ventures, the American band whose influence led to Japan's early-'60s "eleki" (electric guitar) boom. Char put together his first band, Fox, at the tender age of 11, and his renditions of Cream favorites...

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ringo added the tag(s) guitar hero in March, 2009.

ringo added the tag(s) classic rock in March, 2009.

czar updated the name "Char" in February, 2009.

czar indicated that no Kanji is used in name in February, 2009.

czar added the Katakana name "チャー" in February, 2009.

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