He was the eldest child in the family of five, with three brothers and a deceased younger sister. He received his early education at St. Joseph's Institution.
Dick Lee is a singer-songwriter whose pioneering use of Asian elements in his pop compositions earned him regional acclaim. He is best known for his landmark album The Mad Chinamanco-creating Singapore's first major homegrown stage musical Beauty Worldand penning the popular song Home. Lee was awarded the Cultural Medallion in
Why do you think it is so hard for Asian designers to make it big globally? Even Singaporean designer Andrew Gn has plateaued in terms of his visibility and popularity. Historically, fashion stems from couture and that dressmaking from the West was way more superior that the quality in the East.
That was the challenge faced by local composer and director Dick Lee on the set of his upcoming biopic Wonder Boy, which the year-old icon is co-directing with Daniel Yam. Reporters gathered in a recreated version of Lee's family home in the 70s where the cast, including singer-songwriter and actor Benjamin Kheng, actresses Constance Song and Julie Tan, and crew were preparing to film the last few scenes of the entire production. Lee revealed that the movie, which follows the story of Richard Khenga teenager and aspiring musician who comes from a rich family, is based mostly on his teenage years from to
How you got started: Starting inat the age of 15, Dick Lee participated in various talent competitions with the group Harmony, and later on, Dick and the Gang when he teamed up with his siblings. During this period, Dick started to write his own songs seriously. His first album, Life Storywas released in
My story is all about my music, or to be more precise, my endeavours to make my music truly mine. Determination comes into it somewhere and perhaps resilience — never giving up on what I believe in — and it started when I was in secondary school. By seventeen, I was choreographing fashion shows for decent money for a seventeen-year-oldand taking part in talent competitions, resolutely singing only my own compositions.
Dick started his career in when, at the age of fifteen, participated in various talent contests with the group, Harmony, and Dick and the Gang teaming with his siblings. His first album, Life Story, featuring his compositions, was released in Throughout the 70s and 80s, Lee championed the acceptance of Asian elements in pop music.
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Lee Peng Boon b. Besides his creative output as a musician, playwright and designer, Lee is also involved in events management and advertising. In addition, Lee sits on the advisory boards of several organisations including the National Arts Councilthe National Museum of Singapore and St James Power Stationand was one of the three judges on the reality television programme, Singapore Idol. At the age of 15, Lee took part in talent contests as a member of the bands, Harmony as well as Dick and the Gang the latter was a group that he formed with his siblings.