Wednesday, July 11, 2012
From Shatinterry (Youtube): Irene Ryder is a Eurasian born in HK of an English father & a Chinese mother. In 1966 she attained the unofficial title of 'A-Go-Go-Queen' from a dance talent contest when she earned her fame. Irene was then approached by Vic Cristol of EMI & start her singing career in 1967. The first single recorded was 'To Sir With Love', but it was not until 1969 when she recorded 'Baby, Baby' with Robert Lee, Irene established her fame as a singer. Irene's first LP was 'Irene' in 1973 when she was named 'Top Female Vocalist of the year'. However her singing career came to a stand still when she had a near fatal accident in 1979. In 1998, as a result of popular demand.after recording four duets with Joe Junior, Irene returned to the recording studio to do her own album 'The Legend'.