One of the most influential pop figures and a veteran in the music industry…introducing Cho Yong Pil!
Cho Yong Pil was born in 1950 in Hwaseong. He was inspired by Ray Charles when he was seven years old and pursued life as a guitarist, going on to release pop music in East Asia. When he was 19, he formed a band called Atkins and played country and Western music for the public. Later on he formed Five Fingers.
In 1971, Cho Yong Pil decided to try out rock music by joining the Kim Trio with Pa Kim, Dan Kim, and Sun Kim, whom played guitar, drums, and keyboard respectively.
Four years later in 1975, Cho Yong Pil released “Come Back to Busan Port,” a huge hit domestically. It then took Japan by storm and a Japanese version was released by him later on. Following his success was his first album release “The Woman Outside The Window” in 1980. He then became the first Korean singer to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York, in the same year.
In 1993, he broke a record by attracting a large audience of over one million to his Busan concert, and in 2005, performed a concert in Pyongyang, North Korea.
His most recent release is his 19th album “Hello,” with its title track “Bounce,” taking over television in 2013.
Check out his most famous songs below!
“Come Back to Busan Port”
Article by: Emily
Edited by: Angelspatience
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