clearn.png
Tuesday February 7th, 2023 2:43AM

Hong Kong DJ who broadcast for 6 decades dies at 98

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

HONG KONG (AP) — Ray Cordeiro, who interviewed music acts including the Beatles during a six-decade career on Hong Kong radio that earned him the title of the world's longest-working disc jockey, has died, his former employer announced. He was 98.

Cordeiro died Friday, according to Radio Television Hong Kong, where he worked until 2021. It gave no cause of death.

Cordeiro, who was born in Hong Kong in 1924 of Portuguese descent, was recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as the world's longest-working DJ.

He joined Hong Kong's public broadcaster in 1960 after working as a prison warden and bank clerk. His “All the Way With Ray” show of easy listening music was on RTHK Radio 3 for 51 years until his retirement.

"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 retirement. “They still listened to me on the internet.”

Cordeiro interviewed the Beatles, then the world's biggest music act, in 1964 following a study course in London with the British Broadcasting Corp. He said John Lennon recounted their early days in Hamburg, Germany, where they lived in relative poverty and played in clubs.

Cordeiro said all four members of the Beatles autographed a magazine cover for him.

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

The broadcast of the Beatles interview on Hong Kong radio made Cordeiro a celebrity. He also interviewed other stars and met Elton John and Tony Bennett.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Entertainment, AP Online TV News, AP Online Recordings News, APOnline Celebrity News
© Copyright 2023 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Hong Kong DJ who broadcast for 6 decades dies at 98
Ray Cordeiro, who interviewed music acts including the Beatles during a six-decade career on Hong Kong radio that earned him the title of the world’s longest-working disc jockey, has died
3:14AM ( 39 minutes ago )
Iran hangs former defense ministry official over spy claim
Iran says it has executed a dual Iranian-British national who once worked for its defense ministry despite an international outcry over his death sentence and those of others held amid nationwide protests
3:09AM ( 44 minutes ago )
Ukrainian officials report Russian missile attack on Kyiv
A series of explosions have been heard in Kyiv and the air raid sirens were turned on
3:06AM ( 47 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
AFI Awards holds moment of silence for Lisa Marie Presley
The American Film Institute Awards opened its ceremony with a moment of silence for singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Presley
9:40PM ( 6 hours ago )
Baz Luhrmann, Austin Butler mourn loss of Lisa Marie Presley
The death of Lisa Marie Presley at age 54 is being met with shock, tribute and mourning
9:19PM ( 6 hours ago )
Gucci recasts itself during Milan Fashion Week
Gucci returns to the Milan menswear runway with the brand's first collection since Alessandro Michele stepped down as creative director
6:57PM ( 8 hours ago )
AP Entertainment
Anna Konkle embraces realities of motherhood in 'The Drop'
Three months after having her first baby and not long after she completed “PEN15,” Anna Konkle liked the sound of filming her next project in a remote Mexican jungle
12:40PM ( 15 hours ago )
'Wakanda Forever' scores 12 NAACP Image Award nominations
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” has been nominated for 12 NAACP Image Awards, while “The Woman King” and “Abbott Elementary” will enter next month’s ceremony as other top nominees
9:33PM ( 1 day ago )
‘Fabelmans,’ ‘Top Gun’ get boost with producers' group nods
Oscar chances for “Top Gun: Maverick” just went into hyperdrive
2:00PM ( 1 day ago )
AP Online TV News
Lizzo, Ed Sheeran among hundreds of acts to play Jazz Fest
Lizzo and Ed Sheeran are among the headliners who will play this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which takes place over two weekends beginning April 28
1:35PM ( 14 hours ago )
Lisa Marie Presley, singer and daughter of Elvis, dies at 54
Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of Elvis Presley and a singer-songwriter dedicated to her father’s legacy, died Thursday after being hospitalized for a medical emergency
12:38AM ( 1 day ago )
Jimmy Page, Rod Stewart pay tribute after death of Jeff Beck
Fellow rock legends are paying tribute to Jeff Beck, the guitar virtuoso and musical innovator who died Wednesday
9:20PM ( 2 days ago )
AP Online Recordings News
Lisa Marie Presley will be buried at Graceland next to son
Lisa Marie Presley will be buried at Graceland, her father Elvis’ mansion that on Friday was a gathering place for fans who were distraught over the singer-songwriter’s death at 54 a day earlier
2:50PM ( 13 hours ago )
At Elvis' Graceland, fans visit to mourn Lisa Marie Presley
Fans who visited Graceland after the death of Lisa Marie Presley were distraught at the loss of Elvis Presley’s only child and one of the last remaining living touchstones to the icon whose influence and significance still resonates more than 45 years after he himself suddenly passed away
11:54AM ( 15 hours ago )
Actor Kevin Spacey denies 7 more sex offense charges in UK
Actor Kevin Spacey has pleaded innocent to seven further sex offenses in Britain, which bring the number of charges the Hollywood star faces in the U.K. to 12
9:51AM ( 18 hours ago )
APOnline Celebrity News
Ukrainian officials report Russian missile attack on Kyiv
A series of explosions has rocked Kyiv and minutes later air raid sirens started to wail as an apparent missile attack on the Ukrainian capital was underway
3:33AM ( 20 minutes ago )
Iran hangs former defense ministry official over spy claim
Iran says it has executed a dual Iranian-British national who once worked for its defense ministry despite an international outcry over his death sentence and those of others held amid nationwide protests
3:09AM ( 44 minutes ago )
Maine gets 1st Mega Millions jackpot with $1.35B grand prize
Maine scored its first Mega Millions jackpot — and someone beat the ill fortune of Friday the 13th — when a ticket purchased in the state matched the winning numbers for the lottery’s estimated $1.35 billion grand prize
3:02AM ( 51 minutes ago )
Israeli forces kill 2 Palestinians, say troops were attacked
Palestinian medics say Israeli troops have shot and killed two Palestinian men during a military raid in the occupied West Bank, while a third man has died from wounds sustained in an earlier raid
3:00AM ( 53 minutes ago )
Nadal in rut, Djokovic on roll as Australian Open approaches
Rafael Nadal acknowledges feeling vulnerable as the Australian Open approaches
2:46AM ( 1 hour ago )