Kim Gwang-su was born in 1921 and studies violin in Meiji University in Japan. He joined “Busan String Quartet” when he returned to Korea. After the war, he changed the direction to light music and popular music and lead the Kim Gwang-su Band, the best Latin music band. As composer of popular music, he composed “Autumn Night Elegy,” “Love Mountain Range,” “Stream” and “Myeongsashimni.” Singer BAE Ho is his nephew. He worked on film music including <Poor Lovers> in 1959, <A Love Front> in 1960, <So Long Separation> in 1962 and <My Brother and Sister-in-laws> in 1964. In 1968, he directed <Popular Songs in the Past 50 Years>, a documentary that compiled hit songs to depict the history of Korean popular music in the half a century back then. He immigrated to the US in 1969 and passed away in 1993.
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