Frances Yip: Hitting the highs and lows

Frances Yip was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996, but has been declared cancer-free since 2002.
Frances Yip was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996, but has been declared cancer-free since 2002.PHOTO: RED SPADE

Experiencing ups and downs in life led Frances Yip to grasp the meaning of her hit song The Bund

Hong Kong powerhouse crooner Frances Yip has sung Cantopop classic The Bund numerous times in her 50-year career, but it is only in more recent times that she truly understood the song.

Her signature tune was the theme song of the hugely successful 1980 Hong Kong TVB drama of the same name, starring Hong Kong actor Chow Yun Fat.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 26, 2018, with the headline 'Hitting the highs and lows'. Print Edition | Subscribe