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Trinh Cong Son

Trinh Cong Son (Trá»nh Công SÆ¡n) (February 28 1939 – April 1 2001) was a Vietnamese composer, musician, and songwriter, dubiously labelled by the western media during the 1960s as the "Vietnamese Bob Dylan".

Trinh Cong Son wrote over 600 songs, and during the 1960s and 1970s, was dubbed the Bob Dylan of Vietnam (Joan Baez) for his moving antiwar songs in the Western Hemisphere. He became one of South Vietnam's best-known singer-songwriters, after his first hit, Ưá»t mi (Tearing 'Lashes) in 1957. He was frequently under pressure from the government, which was interrupted by the pacifist's lyrics of such songs as Ngủ Äi con (Lullaby, about a mother grieving for her soldier son). His songs were restricted by the South Vietnamese government. After the reunification in 1975, Son was sentenced by the new communist government, to "retraining" in a labour camp after his family fled to Canada. However, he was eventually honoured by the government and many officials sent their respects with floral tributes. His often m...

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