Ray Cordeiro, Hong Kong DJ Who Broadcast for Six Decades, Dead at 98 

Ray Cordeiro

Veteran DJ Ray Cordeiro envisioned at the RTHK workshop in Kowloon Tong on July 2, 2007.

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Ray Cordeiro, that talked to songs acts consisting of the Beatles throughout a six-decade profession on Hong Kong radio that made him the title of the globe’s longest-working video jockey, has actually passed away, his previous company revealed. He was 98.

Cordeiro passed away Friday (Jan 13), according to Radio Television Hong Kong, where he functioned till 2021. It provided no reason of fatality.

Cordeiro, that was birthed in Hong Kong in 1924 of Portuguese descent, was identified by the Guinness Book of Records as the globe’s longest-working DJ.

He signed up with Hong Kong’s public broadcaster in 1960 after functioning as a jail warden as well as teller. His “All the Way With Ray” program of simple paying attention songs got on RTHK Radio 3 for 51 years till his retired life.

“The audience followed me, grew up with me, and they’re all over the world now,” Cordeiro told The Associated Press in 2021 after his retired life. “They still listened to me on the internet.”

Cordeiro talked to the Beatles, after that the globe’s most significant songs act, in 1964 adhering to a research study training course in London with theBritish Broadcasting Corp He claimed John Lennon stated their very early days in Hamburg, Germany, where they resided in loved one hardship as well as played in clubs.

Cordeiro claimed all 4 participants of the Beatles signed a publication cover for him.

“It’s probably worth a fortune,” he claimed.

The program of the Beatles meeting on Hong Kong radio made Cordeiro a star. He additionally talked to various other celebrities as well as fulfilled Elton John as well as Tony Bennett.

Source: billboard.com


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