Joseph Koo Ka-fai, composer and songwriter from Cantopop’s golden age, who has died aged 92. Photo: Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra
Joseph Koo Ka-fai, composer and songwriter from Cantopop’s golden age, who has died aged 92. Photo: Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra

Tributes paid to ‘Hong Kong treasure’ Joseph Koo, Cantopop composer from the genre’s golden age, following his death aged 92

  • Koo’s work is part of Hong Kong’s identity thanks to his 1,000-plus tracks for TV, including the Below the Lion Rock theme song and Enjoy Yourself Tonight song
  • He penned hits for a galaxy of singers including Anita Mui and Leslie Cheung, and wrote the scores for Bruce Lee’s Fist of Fury and The Way of the Dragon

Joseph Koo Ka-fai, composer and songwriter from Cantopop’s golden age, who has died aged 92. Photo: Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra
Joseph Koo Ka-fai, composer and songwriter from Cantopop’s golden age, who has died aged 92. Photo: Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra

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