Fascinating. These girls started performing for American soldiers in 1954 for chocolate and beer which they then exchanged for food. And since they didn’t know any English, they had to phonetically memorize every song ahead of time — country hits like “Ole Buttermilk Sky.” THE ROOTS OF K-POP.
(from the website above)[The Kim Sisters] were a South Korean trio who had a successful career in America during the 50’s and 60’s. To support their family during the Korean War, they performed songs for American GIs who then spread word of them after returning home. They were signed to a contract and went to the US, eventually performing 22 times on The Ed Sullivan Show.Can I just add how much I love that they were successful Asian-Americans in the mid-20th century? Also I’m glad vintage style inspiration isn’t spared for Asian women!
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Covers you won’t forget…
February 6, 1945: Bob Marley Is Born
On this day in 1945, Nesta Robert Marley was born in Jamaica. Bob Marley became famous for infusing social issues into his lyrics. Although his life was cut short by cancer at the age of 36, Marley is considered to be one of the most influential musicians of the 20th Century.
Remember Bob Marley with PBS NewsHour’s commemorative photo gallery.
Photo: Bob Marley live in concert in Dalymount Park on July 6th, 1980 (Wikimedia Commons).