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Murasaki

Country of origin:
Japan
Location:
Okinawa
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1970
Genre:
Hard Rock (early), Progressive/Hard Rock/Heavy Metal (later)
Lyrical themes:
Love, Cosmos
Current label:
Wowow Entertainment
Years active:
1970-1978, 2000, 2007-present
The name Murasaki translates to "purple" as homage to the band's idols, Deep Purple.

Murasaki were an influential band in Japan's '70s rock scene, credited in large part with creating the Okinawan rock scene as well as pioneering rock music in mainland Japan. Twins Toshio Shiroma, Masao Shiroma, and a third brother, Tsutomu Shiroma had a band called ピーナッツ in 1968.

In 1970 George Murasaki asked ...
Current
George Murasaki Keyboards (1970-1978, 2000, 2007-present)
See also: ex-George Murasaki & Mariner, ex-George Murasaki Project, ex-Koza, ex-Okinawa
GG Guitars (1971-1978, 2007-present)
Chibi Drums, Vocals (backing) (1973-1974, 1975-1978, 2000, 2007-present)
See also: Zodiac, ex-Heavy Metal Army, Miyanaga Eiichi Project, Tenryu, ex-Condition Green, ex-Eastern Orbit
Kiyomasa Higa Guitars (1975-1978, 2007-present)
See also: ex-Energy
Chris Bass (2007-present)
JJ Vocals (lead) (2007-present)
See also: ex-Heavy Metal Army, ex-Eastern Orbit, ex-George Murasaki & Mariner
Past
Toshio Shiroma Bass (1970-1978)
See also: ex-Island
Tsutomu Shiroma Guitars (1970-1972)
Masao Shiroma Vocals (lead) (1970-1978)
See also: ex-Island
Kuniyoshi Shigetoshi Drums (1974-1975)
Leon Murasaki Bass (2000)
Keiichi Sato Guitars (2000)
Ray Murasaki Vocals (lead) (2000)
George Murasaki Keyboards (1970-1978, 2000, 2007-present)
See also: ex-George Murasaki & Mariner, ex-George Murasaki Project, ex-Koza, ex-Okinawa
GG Guitars (1971-1978, 2007-present)
Chibi Drums, Vocals (backing) (1973-1974, 1975-1978, 2000, 2007-present)
See also: Zodiac, ex-Heavy Metal Army, Miyanaga Eiichi Project, Tenryu, ex-Condition Green, ex-Eastern Orbit
Kiyomasa Higa Guitars (1975-1978, 2007-present)
See also: ex-Energy
Chris Bass (2007-present)
JJ Vocals (lead) (2007-present)
See also: ex-Heavy Metal Army, ex-Eastern Orbit, ex-George Murasaki & Mariner
Toshio Shiroma Bass (1970-1978)
See also: ex-Island
Tsutomu Shiroma Guitars (1970-1972)
Masao Shiroma Vocals (lead) (1970-1978)
See also: ex-Island
Kuniyoshi Shigetoshi Drums (1974-1975)
Leon Murasaki Bass (2000)
Keiichi Sato Guitars (2000)
Ray Murasaki Vocals (lead) (2000)
Added by: TadakatsuH0nda Modified by: Ferneyhough
Added on: 2014-03-15 12:06:51 Last modified on: 2017-12-04 07:42:10