Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Creedence Clearwater Retitle

According to a DJ on one of RTHK's Chinese radio channels, the song Proud Mary was written and performed by John Forgetty. Funny I don't remember that.

Then there was the ATV newsreader who announced recently that Herbie Hancock had won a Grammy for River: the Johnny Letters. Er - that would be Johnny Mitchell, the well known male singer?

Another classic from ATV news last night: "Lydia Shum was born in Shanghai in 1945 and got her first big break in 1960 at the tender age of 13". As our transatlantic cousins like to say, you do the math.

Do these presenters consider themselves professionals, I wonder?

1 comment:

jb said...

Welcome back.

And then there's trying to buy Bonnie Raitt albums in the Far East.
"Oh! You look Barry White?" (That dates me)
Or Steely Dan in the proper record store in the Emporium in Bangkok.
Point you to Steeleye Span...