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Takkatho Tun Naung dies

(Mizzima) - Takkatho Tun Naung, a pioneer of Burmese modern music, died of a heart attack in Thu Kha Kabar, a special clinic in Rangoon, at about 8 p.m. on October 6. He was 64.

In 1970, the singer deviated from traditional Burmese music, introducing a popular song called Yee Zar Lochin Del (I want a girlfriend) with a lyric that revealed his innermost feelings.

"The song topped the popularity charts and was a hit among young people in most parts of the country at the time," a Rangoon-based entertainment news writer said, adding that the debut of the song album did not carry the name of the singer.

The following year, the official debut was made, assisted by the singer's fellow musician Accordion Ohn Kyaw at a private music studio called Kantkaw Taw.

Along with the studio, a new generation of singers started following his example. They were Takkatho Aye Maung, Kantkaw Taw Myo Aung, Playboy Sein Thit, Min Min Latt among others, the writer said.

The singer was a music critic as well. He studied dental science.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 07 October 2009 14:40 )  

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