Tae Jin, Song Daekwan and Song Hae said Thanks to him my father’s hit song
My father (Songhae) used to love soju and steamed monkfish. It feels like yesterday when we talked while drinking soju together….” (Taejin)
The junior singers, who have been on the stage of the “National Singing Contest” for decades along with Song Hae, the “National MC” who passed away on the 8th, all called the deceased “father.”
Tae Jin-ah said in a phone call with Yonhap News on the same day, “I’ve been calling Song Hae teacher ‘Father,'” and added, “I’ve traveled all over the country with Song Hae teacher as a national singing contest.” It is all thanks to the teacher and “National Singing Contest” that our singers made a comeback and released hit songs in the late 1980s and early 1990s, he said.
“When I released Okgyeong in 1989, I almost went to the National Singing Contest almost every week,” he recalled. “I think I saw Song Hae teacher the closest around this time.”
Tae Jin-ah said, “The teacher was a caring, comfortable, and warm father to everyone,” adding, “Hyun-chul, Song Dae-kwan, and Joo Hyun-mi were members who frequently appeared in ‘National Singing Contest’ at that time.”
KBS special program that revealed Song Hae’s life through a musical in January. Thank you, everyone Song Hae’ was said to be the last seat with the deceased.
“My father praised me that day, saying, ‘Why are you so good at acting, win an acting award at the Academy Awards,'” he said. “That’s why I said, ‘Thank you, but would you be the only father?'” At this time, we took a picture together, and that was the last thing we looked like.”
Singer Song Dae-kwan also said, “Our music industry has become rich because of the elderly.” I’m so sad,” he said.
Song Dae-kwan said, “The teacher was like the father of the music industry,” adding, “He was better than anyone else, so he understood the pain and difficulties of his juniors, and he sent me a lot of consolation money when I was having a hard time.” It’s our strength and we’ve seen it,” he recalled.
“With him, our juniors were able to release a lot of hit songs in the music industry,” he said. “With the teacher gone, I can feel the pain of breaking up the music industry.” I feel like I can’t see the future,” he lamented.
Song Dae-gwan said his last memory was meeting in private at the deceased’s office about a month ago. At that time, he went to serve a meal, but only greeted him due to Songhae’s personal schedule.
He added, “At that time, Song Hae comforted me, saying, ‘I’m okay,’ but it’s so shocking to go like this,” adding, “Song Dae-kwan and Tae Jin-ah were able to work actively and release many hit songs.”
Singer Bae Il-ho said, “The last time I saw him was because he called me ‘Bae Il-ho’ when I met him on KBS by chance before 15 days,” adding, “He was a little thin, but I didn’t know he would leave so suddenly.”
Bae Il-ho has been an assistant MC for three years at the “National Singing Contest” more than 30 years ago when he was an unknown singer and has traveled around the country and Songhae. When Song Hae was hospitalized, he took care of her with singer Hyun-sook.
He remembered, “The teacher was very generous and savory like soybean paste soup,” adding, “He was always like our grandfather, father, and uncle.”
“When I was working at the National Singing Contest,” he said, “The teacher didn’t complain, complain, or complain enough to not say anything bad to the cast and staff.” “He took things that he didn’t like comfortably, and treated people without hesitation.”
He also said, “I think no one is as outstanding as a national MC and entertainer,” adding, “He was really knowledgeable not only about the entertainment industry but also about history, economy, and culture.” When we drove together, he told us about our modern history without resting for three to four hours,” he said.
“However, he was a displaced person, who was North Korea’s hometown, and his son also left early, so he had a grudge.” It was very heartbreaking,” he said.