|Born||April 20, 1942|
|Died||November 7, 1971 (aged 29)|
Seoul, South Korea
|Revised Romanization||Bae Ho|
|Revised Romanization||Bae Si-ung|
Bae Ho (Hangul: 배호; April 20, 1942 – November 7, 1971) was a South Korean singer, known as the "Elvis of Korean trot." A statue commemorating his biggest hit, "Return to Samgakji" stands in front of Samgakji Station in Seoul.
Life and career
Bae was born Bae Sin-ung (Hangul: 배신웅) in Shandong, China, the son of Korean independence activist Bae Gook-min. He moved to South Korea with his family in 1945 following the end of the Japanese occupation.
Bae debuted as a singer in 1963. His popularity grew after the 1967 release of his song "Return to Samgakji" (Hangul: 돌아가는 삼각지), which topped music charts for five consecutive months. He ultimately released about 300 songs.
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