10 July 2006

song of infatuation



Agnes Chan was a singer and actress from Hong Kong, hitting it big as a teen folk singing star in the early 70's. She wrote this song for one of her first films, "The Generation Gap". She recorded this when she really was 16! I think her young age shows in the lyrics somewhat.

Agnes Chan - You Are 21, I Am 16

Agnes continues to record today. Visit her official site, here.
A fan site with a *very* comprehensive bio.

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4 comments:

ion said...

Nice song, although the 21 year old is risking some serious jail time! Thanks for the link to the other site -- I didn't know about it.

modcentric said...

i agree! it also sounds like she's singing about a manager though.

chess1026 said...

greetings from the philippines!

I always thought The Fabulous Echoes and Teddy Robin & The Playboys are Americans!

Thanks to your site, I now know they're fellow Asians!

In the 60's I used to listen to "Dancing On The Moon" on the radio. Also "I Can't Grow Peaches On A Cherry Tree", which had become my favorite song during my elementary days.

So, would you be good enough to post these 3 songs, which are really hard to find:

1. Dancing On The Moon - The Fabulous Echoes
2. A Litle Bit Of Soap - The Fabulous Echoes
3. I Can't Grow Peaches On A Cherry Tree - Teddy Robin and the Playboys

Thank you so much for your beautiful site.

chess1026@yahoo.com

modcentric said...

hi chess1026, thanks for your nice words! =) unfortunately i do not have those songs, except for 'A Little Bit of Soap', which I may post in future.

you might want to contact Tofu-Hut, which runs the other website I linked to (http://www.tofu-magazine.net/newVersion/pages/gogo.html) : editor [AT] tofu-magazine.net