Tan Kun-giok

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Tan Kun-giok
Born1905
Died4 March 1963 (1963-03-05) (aged 57)
Taiwan
OccupationSongwriter and author
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese陳君玉
Musical career
LabelsColumbia Record

Tan Kun-giok (Chinese: 陳君玉; 1905 – 4 March 1963), also known as Chen Chun-yu in Mandarin, was a Taiwanese songwriter and author[1] born in Dadaocheng. He wrote many Hokkien songs such as Thiau Bu Si Tai (跳舞時代) and Siu Be Toa Kang Tiau (想要彈像調), and had served as an officer of the Columbia Record, a Japanese-owned disc company. Tan could speak Mandarin Chinese fluently, he was an introducer of Mandarin to postwar Taiwan.[1] Chen died from hepatic cancer in 1963.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "台語歌樂的諍友陳君玉逝". Radio Taiwan International. Archived from the original on July 20, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2008.
  2. ^ "台灣歌樂的諍友陳君玉". Radio Taiwan International. Archived from the original on July 20, 2011. Retrieved July 9, 2008.