A blog about my experience growing up with both Taiwanese and African heritage, and my love for classic Chinese music,arts and culture.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Remembering Teresa Teng 鄧麗君......

Teresa Teng 鄧麗君

n May 8th 1995, exactly 14 years ago, Teresa Teng the legendary Taiwanese singer and the nightingale of the chinese speaking world, then at still the young age of 43 died from a severe asthma attack while on a trip to Thailand. When the tragic news was released, Chinese communities around the globe were shocked.
Miss Teng, not only enjoy huge success in Taiwan where she was born, but all over Asia. Her transnational success was attributed to her multilingualism (she sang in Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, and English), her clear and sweet vocals, and her heart-rending love songs, appealed to both young and old, and even today her songs can still be heard in Chinese communities across the world.
Born in 1953, the daughter of an Air Force Colonel in Taiwan, she started her singing career as a teen idol in 1964 on a TV station singing competition. She became popular almost instantly when her first record was sold in 1969 in Singapore.
More then a decade has passed since Teresa Teng died, but her beautiful songs and delicate appearance remain vivid for millions of Chinese speaking people around the world.
Here are some beautiful songs from the famous singer....

鄧麗君 - 一水隔天涯


鄧麗君--我和你


Even though she has left us, for countless fans she will always be their "eternal sweetheart."
and this may 8 on the anniversary of her death, we remember this legendary Chinese singer, who through her many songs made us feel happy, sad, and countless other emotions that cannot be describe.
May she rest in eternal peace forever.............

1 comment:

Impacted Wisdom Truth said...

Hi Michael,

I am a latecomer to Teresa's music, but like her a lot. Found this video of Teresa singing in English today, wondered if you have seen it:

http://youtu.be/Apsikft_dFs

Regards,

Gregg