DOWN MEMORY LANE: Featuring Agnes Chan from Hong Kong… who began singing and playing guitar in her junior high years in Hong Kong, as volunteer work for fundraising events. She had a chance to record a cover of Joni Mitchell’s “The Circle Game” with her elder sister, actress Irene Chan, and it became a hit song in Hong Kong. She became famous throughout southeast Asia through several of Chang Cheh’s movies, including Young People and The Generation Gap.

Chan was brought to Japan by Japanese singer/songwriter Masaaki Hirao. In 1972 she recorded her first Japanese pop hit, “Poppy Flower (ひなげしの花).” Her clear voice, pretty looks, and imperfect Japanese made her a teenage idol.

Here are some latest updates about Agnes Chan:

http://www.unicef.org/media/media_66349.html

http://bookhaven.stanford.edu/tag/agnes-chan/

 

Here are some of my favorite songs by Agnes Chan: