The Tempters

The Tempters were part of Japan's Group Sounds pop music era in the 1960s.

Featuring lead vocalist Kenichi Hagiwara, who was also known by the nickname of Shoken, they rivaled The Tigers for the top spot in the Japan rock scene hierarchy. The band also featured drummer Hiroshi Oguchi, who later formed the glam rock band Vodka Collins.

"Emerald - No Densetsu" ("Legend of the Emerald"), was released by the band in July 1968 and was number one for two weeks in Japan, and in the Top 10 for 13 weeks, selling over one million copies.

Both Oguchi and Hagiwara are now successful actors.

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Releases

Sleeve Title Year Format
ザ・テンプターズ* = The Tempters - エメラルドの伝説 = The Legend Of Emerald 1968 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
ザ・テンプターズ* = The Tempters - 純愛 1968 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
The Tempters = ザ・テンプターズ* - 忘れ得ぬ君 / 今日を生きよう 1967 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
The Tempters - On Stage 2011 CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered
ザ・テンプターズ* - おかあさん / 秘密の合言葉 1968 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
ザ・テンプターズ* - 愛の終り 1969 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single
The Tempters - On Stage 1997 Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo
The Tempters - In Memphis 1998 CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
The Tempters - 5-1=0 1969 Vinyl, LP, Album, Promo, Stereo
ザ・テンプターズ* - 復活 1970 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single
The Tempters - 出来るかい?出来るかい? / 愛の葬送 1970 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
The Tempters - Golden Album 1970 Vinyl, LP, Compilation
The Tempters - GS10 Collection - Disk Union 2021 Vinyl, 10", 33 ⅓ RPM, Compilation, Stereo
ザ・テンプターズ* - 帰らなかったケーン 1969 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single
The Tempters - Encore 1971 Vinyl, LP, Album
The Tempters - 5-1=0 1969 Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
The Tempters - On Stage 1969 Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
The Tempters (6) - Live 1969 Vinyl, LP, Album
The Tempters - 5-1=0/ザ・テンプターズの世界 1998 CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
The Tempters - 5-1=0 1969 Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
The Tempters - Custom 20 1974 Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Reissue, Stereo
ザ・テンプターズ* - 若者よ愛を忘れるな 1970 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single
The Tempters - すてきなテンプターズ Vinyl, 7", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP
The Tempters - 5-1=0 2011 CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo
The Tempters - First Album 1968 Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
ザ・テンプターズ* - ザ・テンプターズ・ファースト・アルバム 1998 CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
The Tempters (4) - I'll See You Next Fall / I'm Sorry Now 1956 Shellac, 10", 78 RPM, Single
The Tempters - Encore 1971 Vinyl, LP, Album
The Tempters - Encore 1998 CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
The Tempters (4) - I'll See You Next Fall / I'm Sorry Now 1956 Shellac, 10", 78 RPM, Single
The Tempters - First Album 1968 Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
The Tempters - Golden Collection Vinyl, LP, Compilation
The Tempters - Golden Collection Vinyl, LP, Compilation
The Tempters (2) - It's Been A Long Long Time 1966 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single
The Tempters - In Memphis 1996 Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
ザ・テンプターズ* - エブリバディ・ニーズ・サムバディ 1969 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single
The Tempters - First Album 1976 Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo
ザ・テンプターズ* - ザ・テンプターズ・ファースト・アルバム 2011 CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Stereo
The Tempters - In Memphis 1969 Vinyl, LP, Album
The Tempters - On Stage 1969 Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
ザ・テンプターズ* - 神様お願い! 1968 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single
The Tempters - Complete Singles 1999 CD, Compilation, Remastered
The Tempters (4) - I'll See You Next Fall / I'm Sorry Now 1956 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
The Tempters - 5-1=0 2003 CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo
The Tempters - 雨よふらないで 1969 Vinyl, 7", Single, Stereo
The Tempters - 5-1=0 1976 Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo
ザ・テンプターズ* - オン・ステージ 1998 CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
The Tempters - In Memphis 1969 Vinyl, LP, Album
ザ・テンプターズ* - ザ・テンプターズ・ファースト・アルバム 2003 CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo
The Tempters - 5-1=0 1996 Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue

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Tracklist: エメラルドの伝説 = The Legend Of Emerald

No. Title Runtime
A エメラルドの伝説 = The Legend Of Emerald
B 僕たちの天使 = Our Angel

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