Hong Kong rock
|Hong Kong rock|
|Stylistic origins||• Rock and roll|
• electric blues
|Cultural origins||1960s - 1980s, HK and UK|
|Typical instruments||• Vocals|
• electric guitar
• bass guitar
|Derivative forms||• Synth-pop|
• progressive pop
|2021 in hong Kong rock|
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Hong Kong rock (Chinese:香港搖滾) includes Cantonese rock (Cantorock) and English Rock. It can be traced back to the late 1960s to 1980s with bands such as Lotus, Teddy Robin and The Playboys, Beyond, Tat Ming Pair, Tai Chi (band), and Danny Summer, a rock singer known as the "Father of Hong Kong Rock". Hong Kong rock grew rapidly in the 1980s when Beyond was signed by a major record label Cinepoly
The Hong Kong rock phenomena began in the 1960s with Lotus, an early Hong Kong English pop-rock band formed in 1966 with notable members being lead vocalist Samuel Hui, bass guitarist Danny So, drummer David Cheung, rhythm guitarist Albert Li, and lead guitarist Wallace Chow.
Also in 1966, Teddy Robin and The Playboys, another Hong Kong English pop-rock band, was formed with notable members including lead vocalist and guitarist Teddy Robin, lead guitarist Norman Cheng (father of actor/singer Ronald Cheng), rhythm guitarist Raymond Kwan, bassist William Kwan, drummer Frederick Chan, and keyboardist Ricky Chan. Their notable works include "Lies", "Six Days in May", and "Norman's Fancy."
In the 1980s, Hong Kong rock saw exponential growth in Beyond, a Hong Kong canto pop-rock band formed in 1983 with lead vocalist Wong Ka Kui and drummer Yip Sai Wing. In 1984, Ka Kui's younger brother and bassist Wong Ka Keung joined the band. In 1985, lead guitarist Paul Wong Koon Chung also joined the band. In 1988, Beyond won their first musical awards: the 1988 Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Music Awards Presentation, and the 1989 RTHK Top 10 Gold Songs Awards. Beyond had many notable works, including Great Earth (大地), Glorious Year (光輝歲月), Truly Love You (真的愛你), Boundless Oceans, and Vast Skies (海闊天空). In 2005, the band disbanded due to the demise of lead vocalist Wong Ka Kui.
Formed in 1985, Tat Ming Pair was an experimental duo consisting of composer Tats Lau and vocalist Anthony Wong Yiu Ming. Their body of work encompasses different genres, including cantopop, synthpop, electronic dance music, new wave, and some rock music. Their notable works include Lost Mix (迷惘夜車), The Story, The Stone (石頭記), and Tonight The Stars Are Brilliant (今夜星光燦爛).
Also formed in 1985, the rock band Tai Chi includes lead vocalists Patrick Lui and Albert Lui, guitarists Joey Tang and Ernest Lau, keyboardist Gary Tong, bass guitarist and backing vocal Eddy Sing, and drummer Ricky Chu. Tai Chi is still active to date and has a large base of fans. Their notable works include Red Sport Car (红色跑车), Stray (迷途), Happy and Sad (樂與悲), and Crystal.
List of Hong Kong rock bands
|Teddy Robin and the Playboys|
|1985||Tat Ming Pair|
|Tie Shu Lan|
|2014||Instinct of sight|
|Seasons for Change|
|2013||The Boogie Playboys|
List of Hong Kong rock singers
|1979||Joey Tang Kin Ming|
|1982||Anthony Wong Chau Sang|
|1983||Wong Ka Kui|
|Yip Sai Wing|
|1984||Steve Wong Ka Keung|
|1985||Paul Wong Koon Chung|
|1993||Endy Chow Kwok Yin|
|1996||Denise Ho Wan See|
|Nicholas Tse Ting Fung|
|1997||Grace Ip Pui Man|
|1998||Candy Lo Hau Yam|
|2002||Ellen Joyce Loo Hoi Tung|
|2006||Sunny Chan Shi Sun|
|2014||Adrian Fu Chee Yat|
- "Danny Summer". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 2020-08-12.
- "The story of Beyond: 25 years since Hong Kong's biggest rock band lost its frontman". Unknown parameter
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