中条きよし

中条きよし

enka, japanese, 50s-80s kayoukyoku-enka, 70s, JPop

Kiyoshi Nakajo (中条きよし, born as Kiyoshi Shimomura in Gifu City, Gifu, Japan) is an enka-kayokyoku singer and actor. Nakajo made his début as a recording artist in 1968 using the stage name Akira Takanami (高波明), but allegedly his recordings didn't sell well, so in 1971 he changed his stage name to Ken Atsumi (渥美健), but didn't garner much success under this alias either, and returned to being an office worker (salaryman), and running a bar in Tokyo.