Two singers from ’60s and ’70s dead
Jo Mi-mi and Choi Hun, two leading trot singers from the ’60s and ’70s, have died.
Jo, 65, died Sunday after a bout with liver cancer. Yesterday, 64-year-old Choi died of cancer of the esophagus.
Jo was diagnosed last month and told that her advanced cancer was inoperable. She died at home.
Meanwhile, Choi was diagnosed about a year ago.
Jo made her debut in 1965 with “Port Mokpo That I Left” and rose to prominence with the song “A Woman’s Dream” in 1969.
Since then she produced hit after hit from the 1960s to the 1990s. Her final album was released two years ago.
Meanwhile, Choi debuted in the late 1960s by entertaining troops at a U.S. military base.
In the ’70s, he rose to fame as guitarist and vocalist for the rock band He6.
The prime of his career was in the mid-1970s when he formed another band, Horang Nabi, which went on to produce the hit “Leaf.”
By Carla Sunwoo