Hiroshi Sato is a strange musical artist in that in spite of having produced a lot of popular music during the '80s in his native Japan, he might as well have never existed. He's since become an elusive figure in the grand scheme of things, with his most popular albums selling for upwards of $250.
It's not that he was the kind of musician who had one hit and then vanished; if anything, after solo efforts, he began doing more behind-the-scene works in the music industry at the arguable height of his fame- he turned to rising musicians instead, helping in their productions as a sound engineer (among other things), even being involved with the production of a golden single in 2008, four years before his death.
If this is the kind of thing that interests you, there's a pretty decent biography here as well as his own website. Other than that, you'd honestly be hard-pressed to find much else out there in the ether other than that there are roughly eight pictures of him hidden online and that he really liked dogs- an unimportant point, at that.
The point of interest for this article is a single in the form of his cover of the Beatles song, "This Boy".
Is it true that one of the most iconic pieces of music in gaming was inspired by a long-forgotten artist like Sato? Probably. We won't ever know, but the resemblance is uncanny, so there.
That's all I've got.
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