Nguyen Anh 9
|Nguyen Anh 9|
|Native name||Nguyễn Ánh 9|
|Birth name||Nguyen Dinh Anh|
|Born||January 1, 1940|
Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam
|Died||April 14, 2016 (aged 76)|
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Nguyen Anh 9 started his songwriting career in a very accidental way when touring Japan with Khanh Ly. Nguyen Anh 9 played the guitar he was holding right away and sang: "Không! Không! Tôi không còn, tôi không còn yêu em nữa..." ("No! No! I'm no longer, I'm no longer in love with you..."). When coming back to Vietnam, Khanh Ly suggested he write this song. At her suggestion, he finished writing his first song in a short time.
The song "Không" (No) was first recorded by Khanh Ly on vinyl with the disc title Tình ca quê hương (Native land love songs). "Không" became one of the signature songs of Elvis Phuong's singing career, as well as some other Nguyen Anh 9's songs such as "Ai đưa em về" (Who takes you home), "Chia phôi" (Parting), "Một lời cuối cho em" (One last word for you),... many performed by Elvis Phuong on the stage of Queen Bee discothèque in Saigon in early 1970s.
In 1982, Nguyen Anh 9 returned to the music industry. He continued to take part in the concerts and piano shows in many places. Nguyen Anh 9 was also invited to write the soundtracks for some movies such as Mảnh tình nghiệt ngã (Ill-fated love affair), Mênh mông tình buồn (Immensely sad love).