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

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

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

Thirty years ago his floppy hair, make-up and flamboyant fashion sense outraged audiences, who threw stones at him as he performed on stage and threatened to beat him up at shows.Today, 50-year-old Korean-American singer Yang Joon-il is enjoying an unlikely comeback, rediscovered by the YouTube and social media generation through online clips and hailed as a forerunner to today’s K-pop stars.The K-pop industry is now estimated to generate US$5 billion a year and many of its male stars are…

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