はっぴいえんど (Happy End) was a Japanese folk rock band that existed between 1970 and 1973.
Happy End’s albums blended Western folk singing with Japanese melodies. Its members were 細野晴臣 (Haruomi Hosono, bass, vocals), 松本隆 (Takashi Matsumoto, drums, from the band Apryl Fool), 大瀧詠一 (Eiichi Ohtaki, guitar, vocals), and 鈴木茂 (Shigeru Suzuki, guitar, vocals). They originally belonged to the URC Records recording label, and later the Bellwood Records label. Hosono later went on to join the Yellow Magic Orchestra.
In 2003, the Happy End song “Kaze Wo Atsumete” appeared on the Lost In Translation movie soundtrack. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.