矢沢永吉 (Eikichi Yazawa) born September 14, 1949 in Hiroshima, is a japanese rock singer. He was a member of the legendary Japanese rock group Carol, and is one of the most successful rock singers in Japan. Yazawa formed the band Carol in 1972. They were strongly inspired by The Beatles and Rolling Stones. Carol had some minor success and a few hit singles and albums were released. After the band broke up in 1975, Yakawa flew to the U.S. to start his solo career. His first solo album, I Love You, OK, was recorded at the A&M studio in Los Angeles and produced by Tom Mack.