Blogger is familiar with a few of her songs because she is as much a 40s Shanghai music icon as Zhou Xuan but he does not know her name. Wu Yingyin (Woo Ing Ing - image) has passed on and this songstress, known as the 'Nasal Queen' because of the quality of her voice, left many songs that are now Chinese evergreens.
Some of these songs include: The Bright Moon Sends My Love To You (Ming Yue Qian Li Ji Xiang Si), Regretting Not Falling For You (Hen Bu Zhong Qing Zai Dang Nian), Min River Serenade (Min Jiang Yue Qu), I Had Been Loved (Wo You Yi Duan Qing) and the New Year Song, Spring Returns (Da Di Hui Chun).
At 24 years, she won a nightclub singing contest and was immediately contracted to a Hong Kong record company and, I Wish To Forget You became a top hit in 1946.
At 82, she appeared in Singapore to hold a solo concert and became the oldest singer ever on record (pun intended). She lived in Los Angeles, California with a family, friends and many fans to mourn her loss.
Edited article from: The Straits Times Life Section, Singapore (December 21st, 2009).