K-pop singer Yang Joon-il performs during a recording session for a television show in Seoul, South Korea. The 50-year-old is on the comeback trail after three decades in the musical wilderness. Photo: AFP

Social media generation rediscovers 50-year-old K-pop idol once considered ‘too weird’ – now he plays to thousands of adoring fans

  • Rejected three decades ago, Yang Joon-il is now being heralded as a K-pop pioneer well ahead of his time
  • Millennial fans who discovered his songs on YouTube and social media often compare him to current idol G-Dragon of BigBang
Topic |   K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop

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K-pop singer Yang Joon-il performs during a recording session for a television show in Seoul, South Korea. The 50-year-old is on the comeback trail after three decades in the musical wilderness. Photo: AFP
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