A-Go-Go Queen Rita Chao dies of colon cancer: Some of her greatest hits

Rita Chao (right) and Sakura Teng were a popular duo in the 1960s. -- PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO FILE
Rita Chao (right) and Sakura Teng were a popular duo in the 1960s. -- PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO FILE

SINGAPORE - Rita Chao, A-Go-Go Queen and part of a duo with singer Sakura Teng, died in July 2014 of colon cancer, her mother revealed on Feb 2. She was 64.

A popular singer in the 1960s and 1970s, she also sang with bands like The Quests.

She sang in both English and Chinese, and did many covers of English songs in Chinese. She also sang in Japanese.

Here are some of her songs:

One of her first and greatest hits is Shake, Shake, Shake

Teng and Chao were well known for their Mandarin song Peach Blossom River

She was also known for her cover of English song Sixteen Candles

Wooly Bully is another Chinese cover of a 1965 English hit song

She could handle both quick tempo songs, and ballads