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Chinese name  陳百強 (traditional)
Name  Danny Chan
Other name(s)  Junior Danny (丹尼仔)

Origin  Hong Kong
Ancestry  Taishan, Guangdong
Role  Musician
Pinyin  Chen2 Bai3 Qiang2 (Mandarin)
Jyutping  Chan4 baak3 keong4 (Cantonese)
Born  7 September 1958 British Hong Kong (1958-09-07)
Died  October 25, 1993, Hong Kong
Education  St. Paul's Co-educational College
Albums  Yat sang ho kau, First Love, 華納我愛經典系列
Movies  An Autumn's Tale, Gui ma fei ren
Similar People  Leslie Cheung, Michael Kwan, Sandy Lam, Paul Chung, Crystal Gayle


Danny Chan Pak-keung (7 September 1958 – 25 October 1993) was a Hong Kong singer. He was of the first generation of pop idols in Hong Kong. In addition to singing, he had written a number of golden hits, such as "Tears Dropping For You" (眼淚為你流) (1979), "Ripples" (漣漪) (1982), "Just Loving You" (偏偏喜歡你) (1983) and "Wait" (等) (1985). He is mostly remembered for his Cantopop romance ballads and high quality compositions. Chan died in 1993 after being in a coma for 17 months.


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Chan won third prize at the "HK Pop Song Composition Competition" in 1977. In that same year, he made his acting debut with Hong Kong Television Broadcasts (TVB) through a TV drama called Sweet Babe. In 1978, he won first prize at the "Hong Kong Yamaha Electone Festival". He held his first music concert in Hong Kong that same year. His first music album, entitled First Love, was released in 1979. A song from the album, "Tears Dropping for You" (眼淚為你流), became his best-known song.

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Chan subsequently signed a music contract with HK EMI, WEA, DMI, and finally moved back to Warner Music. He started singing Cantopop songs, some of which are still popular such as "Ripples" (漣漪), "Just Loving You" (偏偏喜歡你) and "Life Expectations" (一生何求). The song, "Tell Me What I Can Do", was sung with the co-operation with Crystal Gayle in 1984. The song, "Remembrance on Parents' Love" (1981) (念親恩), is often played on radio stations and frequently chosen for karaoke.

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In the 1980s, Chan was a host in a TV show Bang Bang in early 80s . His co-operation with Leslie Cheung and Paul Chung in the films Encore (1980) (喝采) and On Trial (1981) (失業生), received positive reception from the public and media. He was also a main character in the film An Autumn's Tale (秋天的童話) in 1987, as Vincent (Jennifer's ex-boyfriend), with Chow Yun-fat (as Samuel Pang) and Cherie Chung (as Jennifer).

Death and speculation

Chan suffered from mild depression, which worsened during late 1980s. On 18 May 1992, Chan was found unconscious and he was admitted to Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong. Chan had suffered from advanced brain damage. It was speculated that this was due to an accidental mixing of alcohol with medicine. He went into a coma and died on 25 October 1993 at the age of 35.


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On 8 November 2005, the Hong Kong Post issued a set of special stamps featuring "Hong Kong Pop Singers". This stamp set focused on Hong Kong's popular singers, saluting five pop stars who have left their marks on Cantopop music history. Chan was featured on the HK$1.80 stamp.


  • 1979, First Love (Side A)/Tears for You (眼淚為你流) (Side B)
  • 1980, No More Tears (不再流淚)
  • 1980, Dating with Danny (陳百強與你幾分鐘的約會)
  • 1981, So Have You (有了你)/Sunflower (太陽花)
  • 1982, Danny Chan-Breakthrough Collections (陳百強突破精選)
  • 1982, Talk (傾訴)
  • 1983, Just Loving You (偏偏喜歡你)
  • 1984, Danny '84 (百強84)
  • 1985, Danny Chan-The Greatest Hits (陳百強精選)
  • 1985, Deeply in Love with You (深愛著你)
  • 1986, When I Think of You (當我想起你)
  • 1986, Gaze (凝望)
  • 1987, Chi Sam Ngaan Noi Tsong (痴心眼內藏)
  • 1987, One in My Dream (夢裡人)
  • 1988, San Sin Ya Yee Man (神仙也移民)
  • 1988, Mo Sing Sing Yau Sing (無聲勝有聲)
  • 1988, Winter Warmth (冬暖)
  • 1989, Life Expectations (一生何求)
  • 1990, Wait for You (等待您)
  • 1991, Love in L.A.
  • 1991, Just Because I Love You (只因愛你)
  • 1992, Dearest You (親愛的您)
  • Songs

    In 1999, the song "Ripples" (漣漪) was used by the Hong Kong Government in commercials for the Tracker Fund IPO.

    Cinematic films

  • 1980, Encore (喝采)
  • 1981, On Trial (失業生)
  • 1984, Merry Christmas (聖誕快樂)
  • 1986, My Family (八喜臨門)
  • 1987, An Autumn's Tale (秋天的童話) aka Chou tin dik tong wah (Hong Kong: Cantonese title); aka Liumang daheng (流氓大亨) (Taiwan Mandarin title)
  • TV dramas

  • 1977, Sweet Babe (produced by HK TVB)
  • 1980, Take Turn (produced by HK TVB)
  • 1980, Breakthrough (突破) (produced by HK TVB)
  • Music

  • 1977, Third Prize, "HK Pop Song Compose Competition"
  • 1978, First Prize, "Hong Kong Yamaha Organ Competition"
  • 1978, Third Prize, "HK Pop Song Compose Competition"
  • 1983, Most Popular Singer Award, "AGB Listener's Choice"
  • 1988, Third Prize, "Most Popular Male Singer Competition", Hong Kong Commercial Station
  • 1989, Third Prize, "Most Popular Male Singer Competition", Hong Kong Commercial Station
  • 1989, Third Prize, "Pop Music Most Popular Male Singer", Tokyo Music Festival
  • 1991, "Top 10 Most Popular Singer" in Guangzhou, China
  • 2009,"Golden Needle Award", Radio Television Hong Kong
  • Others

  • 1981, "Model Youth" from Wong Tai Sin District, Hong Kong
  • 1984, "Most Charming Singer" from International Folk Song
  • 1987, "Hong Kong Best Dressed Person", Hong Kong Commercial Station
  • 1989, "Hong Kong Top 10 Friendly Person", Hong Kong Commercial Station
  • References

    Danny Chan Wikipedia

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