Golden Half was a J-Pop girls group in the 70s made up of all half Japanese.

Members

Albums

Significant Appearances

  • Yasuharu Hasebe’s 野良猫ロック セックス・ハンター  (Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter)(1970年)
  • ずべ公番長 夢は夜ひらく(1970年)
  • 喜劇 昨日の敵は今日も敵(1971年)

You can review a full Golden Half Timeline of their full career milestones, album and single releases.

Golden Half was a creation of Watanabe Productions in September 1970. Their first appearances were to sing and go-go dance on the Fuji TV show BEAT POP. They often sang western pop songs in Japanese and disbanded officially in 1974. The band appeared in the nightclub scenes in Yasuharu Hasebe’s Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter where they performed their hit song Kiiroi Sakuranbo (“Yellow Cherry”).

“Golden Half” was recruited as a mascot girls by Nippon Television’s “Drifters Daisakusen”, and they formed in the summer of 1969. At the start of the program, in the fall of the same year, in addition to Yumi, Eva and Maria, there were two other girls, Margaret and Tami. There was also Miki-san, to there were 6 girls total. The program was talking about Katakoto’s Japanese contest and sex appeal.

During their career they almost exclusively covered western songs. This is attributed to the influence of Koji Kusano, director of Toshiba Records, who created the cover pop boom in guiding Saeko Hirota and Kyu Sakamoto, as well.

Television Appearances

  • 8時だョ!全員集合(TBS)8 o’clock! All members set
  • ブンブンバンバン(名古屋テレビ)Boom Bam Bang
  • ハッチャキ!!マチャアキ(NTV)Hatchaki !! Machaki
  • マチャアキのシャカリキ大放送!!(NTV)Machiaki’s Shakariki Broadcasting !!
  • カックラキン大放送(NTV)Kaklakin Broadcasting Corporation
  • ヒットで勝負!!(NET)A game with a hit !!
  • やっちゃおう!チータ(NET)Let’s do it! Cheetah
  • ザ・スーパーガール 第7話「 女囚脱獄・女体に仕掛けた罠 」The Supergirl, Episode 7 “Female Prison Break, Trap Set on Female Body”

Members

Eva from Golden Half

Eva Maria エバ・マリア is half Japanese and half Spanish.

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Yumi from Golden Half

Yumi Kobayashi eventually confessed to being full Japanese.

Maria from Golden Half

Maria Mori 森マリア is half Japanese and half American.

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Eri from Golden Half

Erie Ishiyama is half Japanese and half Thai.

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Luna from Golden Half

Luna Takamura 高村ルナ is half Japanese and half German.

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ゴールデンハーフ Singles

Kiiroi Sakuranbo

黄色いサクランボ (Kiiroi Sakuranbo) / 恋人がほしい (Koibito ga Hoshi)
7″ Single (08.05.1970)

Golden Half Single ケーセラセラ

ケセラセラ (Ke Sera Sera) / おんなの弱点教えます
7″ Single (12.21.1970)

Golden Half single: "Banana Boat"

ゴールデン・ハーフのバナナ・ボート (Banana Boat) / レモンのキッス (Lemon Kiss)
7″ Single (05.05.1971)

Golden Half Mambo Bacan

ゴールデン・ハーフのマンボ・バカン (Mambo Bacan) / 可愛いベイビー  (Cute Baby) ‎7″ Single (09.25.1971)

Golden Half Chotto Matte Kudasai

チョットマッテクダサイ (Chotte Matte Kudosai) (Please Wait) / ボタンとリボン (Buttons and Bows) 7″ Single  (12.01.1971)

太陽の彼方

太陽の彼方 (Movin’) (Golden Half no Taiyou no Kanata (Movin’)) / カム・カム・ハワイ (Hey Kapten Fahr Nach Hawaii) 7″ Single (05.25.1972)

Golden Half 24,000 Kisses

24000回のキッス (24 Mila baci) / カレンダーガール (Calendar Girl) ‎7″ Single (10.05.1972)

Golden Half The Loco-motion

ゴールデンハーフのロコモーション (The Loco-motion) ‎/ 電話でキッス (Kissing on the Phone)7″ Single (02.20.1973)

Golden Half single cover Adam and Eve

ゴールデンハーフのアダムとイブ (Adam & Eve) /  エヴリ・ナイト (Every Night) 7″ Single (08.05.1973)

Melon no Kimochi

メロンの気持ち (Corazon De Melon) / 私のベビー (My Baby) 7″ Single (01.20.1974)

ゴールデンハーフ Albums

Golden Hafu Desu

ゴールデンハーフです (Golden Half Desu)

Label: Toshiba Records ‎– TP-8077
Format: 12″ Vinyl, LP
Country: Japan
Released:  1971
Golden Half 2

ゴールデンハーフ2 (Golden Half 2)

Label: Toshiba Records ‎– TP-8183
Format: 12″ Vinyl, LP
Country: Japan
Released:  1972
Golden Half 'Adam & Eve'

アダムとイヴ (Adam & Eve)

Label: Toshiba Records ‎– TP-9096
Format: 12″ Vinyl, LP
Country: Japan
Released:  1973
フラワー・ポップス・シリーズ(4) 黄色いサクランボ~ベスト

フラワー・ポップス・シリーズ(4) 黄色いサクランボ~ベスト

  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • ASIN: B0000B1L23
Golden Half Best

Best

  • Audio CD (September 5, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Emi Japan
  • ASIN: B0009XE8OW
Golden Best

Golden Best

  • Audio CD (June 25, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Emi Japan
  • ASIN: B000095YMT

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