He was the one of the best singer-songwriter in Japan. His songs "Hatsukoi, first love", "Odoriko, dancer" are still popular among post baby boomer generation.
Murashita Kozo (1953—1999) was a singer-songwriter who was born in Minamata City, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. He moved to Hiroshima when he was 18. He died of a stroke during a rehearsal in 1999.