Cui Jian

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Birthday
2, 1961
Birthplace
China
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
2, 1961 (age 57)
Birthplace
China

About

Considered to be the father of Chinese rock music whose primary instrument has been the trumpet.

Before Fame

He started playing trumpet when he was fourteen years old and joined the Beijing Philharmonic Orchestra six years later.

Trivia

He was banned from performing in Beijing in the 1990s, but he still put on shows, flying in the face of the Chinese government.

Family Life

His father was a trumpet player and his mother performed in a dance troupe; they raised him in Beijing.

Associated With

He had a rapping cameo with Public Enemy, a rap group that included Professor Griff, at the 2007 Beijing Pop Festival.