Group Sounds

(also called グループ・サウンズ GS )

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Predating J-Rock, Group Sounds is generally a blend of Kayōkyoku, Garage Rock, and Beat music. sung in either English or Japanese.

GS was founded around 1963 - 64, at the start of Beatlemania, and exploded into popularity in 1966, following the Beatles performance at the Budokan Arena.

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