Kiyoshi Maekawa (前川 清 Maekawa Kiyoshi) (born August 19, 1948) is a Japanese singer and tarento. He is best known as the first lead vocalist of Hiroshi Uchiyamada and Cool Five, which was formed in 1967 and debuted in 1969 with the Japan Record Award-winning song "Nagasaki wa Kyō mo Ame Datta". As a frontman of the band, he spawned multiple hit singles such as "Awazu ni Aishite", "Uwasa no Onna","Soshite, Kōbe", "Nakanoshima Blues" and "Tokyo Sabaku" during the 1970s. In 1982, he released his first solo single "Yuki Ressha" composed and produced by Grammy-winning musician Ryuichi Sakamoto, and left the group five years later. During his solo career, he released only one top-20 hit "Himawari" in 2002, a ballad contributed by Masaharu Fukuyama. 

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  • 前川 清(まえかわ きよし、本名同じ、1948年8月19日 - )は日本の歌手、タレントである。血液型はO型。長男は歌手の前川紘毅で、姪の義弟に元俳優の加勢大周がいる。 長崎県佐世保市松山町出身。長崎南山高等学校中退。 (ja)
  • 前川清(1948年8月19日-)是日本演歌、情感歌謠和叙事曲歌手,出生于長崎縣佐世保市。長子為歌手前川纮毅。 (zh)
  • Kiyoshi Maekawa (前川 清 Maekawa Kiyoshi) (born August 19, 1948) is a Japanese singer and tarento. He is best known as the first lead vocalist of Hiroshi Uchiyamada and Cool Five, which was formed in 1967 and debuted in 1969 with the Japan Record Award-winning song "Nagasaki wa Kyō mo Ame Datta". As a frontman of the band, he spawned multiple hit singles such as "Awazu ni Aishite", "Uwasa no Onna","Soshite, Kōbe", "Nakanoshima Blues" and "Tokyo Sabaku" during the 1970s. In 1982, he released his first solo single "Yuki Ressha" composed and produced by Grammy-winning musician Ryuichi Sakamoto, and left the group five years later. During his solo career, he released only one top-20 hit "Himawari" in 2002, a ballad contributed by Masaharu Fukuyama.  Aside from the recording career, Maekawa has also built up popularity as a TV star, appearing on some television shows hosted by comedians such as Kinichi Hagimoto and The Drifters, airing around the latter half of 1970s and the 1980s. (en)
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  • 前川 清(まえかわ きよし、本名同じ、1948年8月19日 - )は日本の歌手、タレントである。血液型はO型。長男は歌手の前川紘毅で、姪の義弟に元俳優の加勢大周がいる。 長崎県佐世保市松山町出身。長崎南山高等学校中退。 (ja)
  • 前川清(1948年8月19日-)是日本演歌、情感歌謠和叙事曲歌手,出生于長崎縣佐世保市。長子為歌手前川纮毅。 (zh)
  • Kiyoshi Maekawa (前川 清 Maekawa Kiyoshi) (born August 19, 1948) is a Japanese singer and tarento. He is best known as the first lead vocalist of Hiroshi Uchiyamada and Cool Five, which was formed in 1967 and debuted in 1969 with the Japan Record Award-winning song "Nagasaki wa Kyō mo Ame Datta". As a frontman of the band, he spawned multiple hit singles such as "Awazu ni Aishite", "Uwasa no Onna","Soshite, Kōbe", "Nakanoshima Blues" and "Tokyo Sabaku" during the 1970s. In 1982, he released his first solo single "Yuki Ressha" composed and produced by Grammy-winning musician Ryuichi Sakamoto, and left the group five years later. During his solo career, he released only one top-20 hit "Himawari" in 2002, a ballad contributed by Masaharu Fukuyama.  (en)
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