Ang It-hong

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Ang It-hong
洪一峰
Birth name Hung Wen-lu
洪文路
Origin Taiwan
Born (1927-10-30)30 October 1927
Ensui, Tainan Prefecture, Taiwan, Empire of Japan (modern-day Yanshui District, Tainan, Taiwan)
Died 24 February 2010(2010-02-24) (aged 82)
Taipei, Taiwan
Occupation Singer, songwriter
Genre(s) Hokkien pop, enka
Instrument(s) vocals
Children 3; including Chris Hung
Also known as king of Formosan song (寶島歌王)

Ang It-hong (Chinese: ; pinyin: Hóng Yīfēng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Âng It-hong; 30 October 1927 – 24 February 2010) was a Taiwanese popular singer, songwriter, composer, and actor. He became popular in the 1960s and continued his acting career over three decades. Most of his works are songs in Taiwanese Hokkien, including Memories of an Old Love (舊情綿綿; Kū Chêng Mî Mî) and Soaⁿ-téng O͘-káu Hiaⁿ (山頂黑狗兄). Ang's music frequently fused enka with jazz.[1][2] His first song had been written at the age of 19, and by the time of his death, Ang had over 200 compositions to his name.[3]

His eldest son Chris Hung is also a Hokkien pop singer.

Ang died from pancreatic cancer on 24 February 2010 at Taipei Medical University Hospital.[1][4] His funeral was held on 13 March.[5] He was posthumously awarded a Golden Melody Award for Special Contributions in June 2010.[6] A virtual museum was set up in April 2011 to memorialize Ang's life and career.[7] Ang's three sons produced and released a musical documentary about their father later that year.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tang, Hsiang-yi (1 March 2014). "This week in Taiwan's History: Feb. 23 to Feb. 28". Taipei Times. Retrieved 11 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Premier to support documentary on late crooner Hung". Taipei Times. 27 February 2010. Retrieved 11 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Evergreen orchestra to honor musical legend". Taiwan Today. 26 February 2010. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Hung Yi-feng dies at 82". Taipei Times. 25 February 2010. Retrieved 11 November 2016. 
  5. ^ Ko, Shu-ling (14 March 2010). "Nation bids fond farewell to singer-songwriter Hung". Taipei Times. Retrieved 11 November 2016. 
  6. ^ Ho, Yi (24 June 2010). "A-Mei strikes early at Golden Melody Awards". Taipei Times. Retrieved 11 November 2016. 
  7. ^ "Virtual museum honors folk singer Hung Yi-feng". Taipei Times. 21 April 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2016. 
  8. ^ Lin, Yuting (21 October 2011). "Abba (阿爸)". China Post. Archived from the original on 21 October 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2016. 

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