Okay, I've lost count the number of times I've professed my love for Beyond, but if it encourages more friends to listen to their music, it's all worth it~.
The band debuted back in 1983 and I've been listening to them since I was eight. I used to spend hours in front of the radio and television, learning the lyrics to their songs, and belting them out in perfect Cantonese (I think my Cantonese was way better when I was a kid). Paul Wong is aging really nicely now, I'll probably hyperventilate if I ever get the chance to see him up close. (lol)
If you have never listened to Beyond, it is not too late to start now. The band was undeniably the rock legend of Hong Kong's pop golden era during the early 1990s. They dominated music charts all across Asia and starred in numerous movies..very much like what The Beatles did for the UK and USA. The band believed strongly in the themes of love, peace, and charity; their songs are mostly centered around humanitarian causes or full of optimism.
When Wong Ka Kui died in 1993 due to internal brain injuries (he fell off from a 3-meter stage while filming a game show in Japan), the whole of Hong Kong went into a long period of mourning. Beyond never regained their glory or musical achievements ever since.
A Hong Kong-born composer, songwriter and singer, he was lead singer, rhythm guitarist, and the founding member of Beyond. He composed more than 90 percent of the songs and wrote a number of award-winning lyrics. Ka Kui is most remembered for his unique and powerful voice
-steady and rhythmical- that was able to convey a number of emotions, making him the heart and soul of Beyond.
The song he was most well-known for was 海闊天空.
Best song ever written, in my opinion~.♪
情人 - BEYOND 曲︰黃家駒 詞︰劉卓輝
盼望你沒有為我又再度暗中淌淚 我不想留低 你的心空虛
盼望你別再讓我像背負太深的罪 我的心如水 你不必痴醉
哦 你可知 誰甘心歸去 你與我之間有誰
是緣是情是童真 還是意外 有淚有罪有付出 還有忍耐
是人是牆是寒冬 藏在眼內 有日有夜有幻想 無法等待
盼望我別去後會共你在遠方相聚 每一天望海 每一天相對
盼望你現已沒有讓我別去的恐懼 我即使離開 你的天空裡
多少春秋風雨改 多少崎嶇不變愛 多少唏噓的你在人海
I hope YT never ever take down these videos. Copyright is such a selfish capitalist ideology in modern society. If these videos are removed, then there will be lesser people who will get to know about great bands like Beyond, there will be lesser people who will be inspired by them, there will be lesser people who will try to make music like Beyond.