The Way We Were - The 60th Anniversary of Leslie Cheung
Way We Were - The 60th
Anniversary of Leslie Cheung
Leslie Cheung Kwok-Wing has enamored the
people of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia, through his iconic voice in the music
industry, coupled with his memorable performances in movies.Regarded as one of the godfathers of
Canton-Pop, Leslie has forever taken the hearts of his fans through his
carefully crafted voice.His 1984 hit
single ‘Monica’, was voted by Hong Kong as the song of the century.He was the first foreign artist to host
sixteen concerts in Japan, and in Korea remains the top-selling Canton-Pop
Leslie remains the only pop-star to
announce his own retirement by performing 33 consecutive nights at the Hong
Kong Coliseum.After five years away
from the limelight he returned with his “Most Beloved” album.
Leslie’s presence on the silver screen
managed to capture more than the people’s hearts of Hong Kong.Regarded as one of the most charismatic
Chinese film actor, Leslie has performed and progressed
in the film industry with exceptional ease and charisma.From his iconic performances in Days of Being
Wild (1991), to Farewell My Concubine (1993), he has managed to intimate his
life experiences into the art form seamlessly.
United Leslie is a non-profit making
voluntary union founded devoted fans of Leslie Cheung and first established in
2006.The 10th anniversary of
this organization spurned the union between United Leslie and PMQ.United Leslie Volunteer Association is proud
to present the 60th Anniversary of Leslie Cheung.Designed to reveal the behind-the-scenes
stories of the King of Canton-Pop there are plenty of ways for old fans and new
to learn more about this enigmatic figure in Hong Kong pop culture.
From 8th-18th of
September, PMQ has opened studio space to host a series of exhibitions to
highlight the life events of Leslie Cheung.Video and photo exhibitions will be prominently displayed to guide the
audience through Leslie’s life in chronological order.
Leslie helped impact the transformation in Hong Kong popular culture. Specifically, in the areas of
fashion, Leslie fancied himself a trendsetter in the industry. The
Hong Kong locals still pay homage to his revolutionary style, and is still
referred affectionately as Gor-Gor (older brother).
There were a few notable names in the
Hong Kong celebrity circuit who took their time to show their love and
appreciation for Leslie.Mr. Hins
Cheung, Ms. Gigi Leung, Ms. Suzie Wong, and Mr. Spencer Leung Sze Ho, and Ms.
Fiona Sit were some of the many who miss him dearly.
The photo exhibition helped highlight the off-screen character and charisma of Leslie. Historical photos of Leslie outside
of his work were particularly interesting.
Though many had not personally known him as his
friends and family did, his charisma and character were captured in brief
glimpses throughout his performing career.He stood as a vanguard towards those seeking happiness.Who could be the voice of the next