研ナオコ

研ナオコ

japanese, j-pop, 80s, female vocalists, showa

Naoko Ken (研 ナオコ Ken Naoko) (born July 7, 1953 - ) is a Japanese singer and actress. She is well-known for her comedy roles featuring idiosyncratic looks, and a string of successful torch songs that gained popularity in the late 1970s and early 1980s. In 1971, Ken debuted as an enka-oriented singer with a single "Daitokai no Yasagure On'na". In 1975, after the release of several charted singles, she gained the first outstanding commercial success with a song "Guzu", which was written by Ryudo Uzaki and his wife Yoko Aki.