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Singers paid tribute to world’s longest serving DJ ‘Uncle Ray’

Heavyweight singers paid tribute to Hong Kong's legendary disc jockey ‘Uncle Ray’ Ray Cordeiro during a concert in his name at the Hong Kong Coliseum on Saturday night.
Cordeiro, 96, was named ‘The world’s most durable DJ’ in 2000 by the Guinness Book of World Records. He retired in May after over seven decades in broadcasting.

The two-night concert from Saturday celebrates his retirement and aims to lighten people up amid the pandemic.

Among the dozens of big-name entertainers performing were Elisa Chan Kit-ling, Maria Cordero, Teresa Carpio -- Cordeiro’s goddaughter -- and William So Wing-hong.

Cordeiro sat among the audience and also served as the concert’s host.

He went onto the stage with the help of others at the end of the concert, with the entertainers and audience members chanting ‘Love you, Uncle Ray.’

Chan, who performed The Way We Were by American broadway legend Babara Streisand, said staffers helped made the concert happen "against all odds."

The performance of Carpio -- who came all the way from Canada -- was met with Cordeiro’s enthusiastic cheers.

“Your music is still around, despite your retirement,” she told Cordeiro.

Singer So from the younger generation, who performed iconic tunes such as Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps on stage, said he felt honored to have been invited to perform at the concert.

He recalled his father once told him that a man is cool if he has Cordeiro's voice.

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