Rock band Devils’ frontman Kim Myung-gil is dead at 73

Home > Entertainment > K-pop

print dictionary print

Rock band Devils’ frontman Kim Myung-gil is dead at 73

The first album of Devils released in 1971 shows Kim Myung-gil, second from left. [PARK SEONG-SEO]

The first album of Devils released in 1971 shows Kim Myung-gil, second from left. [PARK SEONG-SEO]

Kim Myung-gil, leader and guitarist of Devils, a pioneering rock band in Korea, died from cancer on Sunday.
 
Kim was diagnosed with prostate cancer in December 2019.
 
The Devils debuted in 1970 and their fame peaked in the 1970s as they performed in popular dance clubs including Nirvana and My House. Their best known songs include “You are the One I Miss.”
 
The team disbanded in 1980, but Kim remained active and released music until 2008.  
 
The band’s story was made into a film in 2008, called “Go Go 70s” starring Cho Seung-woo and Shin Min-a.
 
BY ESTHER CHUNG   [chung.juhee@joongang.co.kr] 
Log in to Twitter or Facebook account to connect
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
help-image Social comment?
s
lock icon

To write comments, please log in to one of the accounts.

Standards Board Policy (0/250자)

What’s Popular Now