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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyChrono View Post
    Because no artist in Chinese music history, male or female, deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Teresa Teng as far as popularity, talent, and cultural impact are concerned.
    I dare say Sam Hui might, but I don't know how far his reach extended into the non-Cantonese market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyChrono View Post
    Because no artist in Chinese music history, male or female, deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Teresa Teng as far as popularity, talent, and cultural impact are concerned.
    Totally agree with you on this. So far no one has such great influent as Teresa Teng.

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    I personally don't care whether TW or HK singers are "better." (Anyone's opinion would just be that, a subjective opinion)

    I am replying because I'd just like to mention Koma Wong - aka Wong Ka Kui as one of the greats from the mid 80's into the 90's. He died just as he and his band were reaching their peak, if he was still alive today, who knows how great his legacy would be. If Beyond had never ventured into the Japanese market... Unfortunately, the HK music scene was not satisfactory to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingfox2002 View Post
    I personally don't care whether TW or HK singers are "better." (Anyone's opinion would just be that, a subjective opinion)

    I am replying because I'd just like to mention Koma Wong - aka Wong Ka Kui as one of the greats from the mid 80's into the 90's. He died just as he and his band were reaching their peak, if he was still alive today, who knows how great his legacy would be. If Beyond had never ventured into the Japanese market... Unfortunately, the HK music scene was not satisfactory to them.
    what really happened to him anyways? from what i know, he fell of the stage? but that sounds kinda awkward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LuNaR View Post
    what really happened to him anyways? from what i know, he fell of the stage? but that sounds kinda awkward.
    I thought he died from fire?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guo Xiang View Post
    I thought he died from fire?
    woah are u serious that is sad
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    Wong Ka Kui fell from the stage, broke his neck and died. No fire involved.
    Last edited by kidd; 12-31-07 at 05:25 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidd View Post
    Wong Kar Kui fell from the stage, broke his neck and died. No fire involved.
    whoa, that's still sad and i don't even know who he is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidd View Post
    Wong Kar Kui fell from the stage, broke his neck and died. No fire involved.
    what happened? the stage broke? or he just jumped off and mislanded? or he accidently tripped off?

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    whoa, that's still sad and i don't even know who he is.
    he is the lead singer of a 90s hk rock band called beyond
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    Quote Originally Posted by LuNaR View Post
    what happened? the stage broke? or he just jumped off and mislanded? or he accidently tripped off?
    I think it was just accidental. All I know is that he was filming a game show in Japan when he fell off the stage head first. It's so sad. I remember reading the news of his death in shock and disbelief.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Cheng View Post
    I dare say Sam Hui might, but I don't know how far his reach extended into the non-Cantonese market.
    I don't think Sam Hui had quite the influence Teresa Teng did. Sam's influence never went beyond Canto as his songs appealed to a Hong Kong population which was just starting to find its identity as one of a Cantonese legacy (thanks to his brother Michael Hui). The Hui brothers revolutionised Hong Kong and changed the acceptable mediums - iirc there weren't even any Canto radio stations before the Hui brothers, but they changed all that. Sam Hui was just one party to the Hui brothers, though, and probably couldn't have done all of that without his brother.

    Teresa Teng was a truly global and international sensation. I can't say why, but even today when I watch her music videos it pulls at something and makes me want to cry at the tragedy of it all, how somebody so beautiful, cute and innocent could die so young. However, by the time the 80s came she was past her prime, even though her old songs were still wonderful. Sam Hui, on the other hand, continued singing some very good songs well into the 80s.

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    i agree with Ian Liew that Sam Hui's reach never really extended beyond the cantonese audience. i think i've only heard one cantonese song by him, and that one was a little scary. his popularity was supplemented by his acting, but teresa tang pretty much stood only on her singing. and her reach was much farther. but it's a little unfair to compare the two because they had such different styles. sam hui was kinda a joker, but a lot of his songs have a little underlying moral to them.

    back to the main question, i'd have to say hong kong. think of classic songs. songs that will live on in karaoke bars decades from now. they're all from hong kong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidd View Post
    Wong Ka Kui fell from the stage, broke his neck and died. No fire involved.
    He didn't break his neck. A portion of the stage that he and the Japanese show host were standing on collapsed. He landed on his head, went into a coma and died a week later. The Japanese host on the other hand only suffered minor injuries.

    It's somewhat of a bad coincidence that KK's English (or rather, Japanese) name was 'Koma.' A couple of songs recorded shortly before his death also seemed to foretell of his going far away.
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