Shin Jung-hyeon

Korean rock, Musical Artist

1938 –

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Who is Shin Jung-hyeon?

Shin Jung-hyeon is a South Korean rock guitarist and singer-songwriter. Known as Korea's "Godfather of Rock", he led Korean psychedelic pop/rock culture during the 1960s and 1970s. His sons Shin Dae-cheol and Shin Yun-cheol are also respected guitarists in Korean rock. He became the first Asian musician and the sixth in the world to be the recipient of the Fender Custom Shop Tribute Series guitar joining five of other such rock legends as Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Eddie Van Halen, Yngwie Malmsteen, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Such was his influence and versatility that he has been described as South Korea's answer to Brian Wilson and Jimi Hendrix.

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Jan 4, 1938
Seoul
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on July 23, 2013

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