Friday, August 31, 2012
From Wikipedia: Philip Chan Yan-Kin (simplified Chinese: 陈欣健; traditional Chinese: 陳欣健; pinyin: Chen Xinjian; born 25 January 1945) is a Hong Kong actor, film director, producer, screenwriter and music composer of Taishan area origin. Philip first made his popularity in the then British Colony of Hong Kong by being the lead vocalist for the first all-Chinese college pop group, “The Astro-Notes” (taken after the Astronauts representing the US and the Sputniks representing the USSR during the space race in the early 60’s. He became a household name when he joined the Royal Hong Kong Police in 1965 by displaying courage and leadership in solving several sensational, major crime cases in the British Colony, including the first ever armed bank robbery in 1974 in which 11 hostages were held at ransom. He was nicknamed the “Singing Inspector” when he wrote the lyrics and went on TV to promote road safety for school children. His success in police work earned him a quick promotion to Superintendent of Police in 1975.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
From Wikipedia: Teresa Carpio is a Hong Kong English pop and Cantopop singer, actor and singing teacher, born in Hong Kong. She is the mother of singer T. V. Carpio. For several years from 1975 onwards Carpio had her own TV variety show in Hong Kong, on which she performed both solo and with several of her siblings. She released many albums in Hong Kong from 1976 onwards; her early releases under EMI such as the EMI's "Sound Hit" series on vinyl record. Eventually six of her album under EMI went gold, in which she featured cover versions in English of western hits, including an album with George Lam. She made numerous television appearances in Hong Kong, in the late 1970s. Carpio was the first and the youngest Hong Kong singer ever, to appear on national TV, in Japan. She has performed in many other countries as far apart as Singapore, Malaysia, Tahiti, Brunei, the USA and Canada.