Hit maker Liu Chia-chang's last hurrah
Acclaimed songwriter Liu Chia-chang says his gig here is his final chance to release songs as a singer
Published on Aug 28, 2014 11:32 AM
Taiwan's Liu Chia-chang, 73, is a towering figure in the world of Mandopop, particularly in the 1960s and 1970s.
The singers he helped turn into stars lit up the music scene and included top names such as Fong Fei-fei, Liu Wen-cheng and YuYa.
The songwriter has reportedly composed more than 2,000 songs and, by one count, over 200 were hits. Classics such as Seagull, Dream Behind The Curtain, Meilan Meilan I Love You, Where Is My Home and Memories Can Only Be Reminisced were part of the soundtrack of an era.
And after more than 30 years, he will be holding a concert in Singapore on Sept 20. More than 80 per cent of the tickets have been sold.
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LIU JIA CHANG
Where: Singapore Indoor Stadium
When: Sept 20, 8pm
Admission: $98 to $328 from Sports Hub Tix (call 6333-5000 or go to www.sportshubtix.sg)
"Without support from fans from Singapore and Malaysia, I wouldn't be where I am today and I want to express my gratitude in person. It's been 50 years."
Taiwanese songwriter Liu Chia-chang