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Google Doodle celebrates 70th birthday of late Indonesian music legend Chrisye

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Mon, September 16, 2019  /  02:19 pm
Google Doodle celebrates 70th birthday of late Indonesian music legend Chrisye

Born in Jakarta on Sept. 16, 1949, Chrisye was best-known for his song-writing and smooth vocals. (Google.co.id/File)

Google Indonesia is celebrating music legend Chrisye’s 70th birthday by posting a Google Doodle illustrating the late singer holding a guitar.

The doodle shows Chrisye in his iconic long-sleeved shirt against a backdrop of small candles, paying homage to Lilin Lilin Kecil” (Small Candles), one of his most popular songs.

According to kompas.com, the song marked the beginning of Chrisye’s musical career.

Read also: Youth community to pay tribute to late music legend Chrisye

Born in Jakarta on Sept. 16, 1949, Chrisye was best-known for his smooth vocals.

He released his first album titled Sabda Alam in 1978.

In a career that spanned 40 years, he produced 31 albums, including 22 solo albums and hundreds of hit songs, such as “Juwita”, “Kala Sang Surya Tenggelam”, “Zamrud Khatulistiwa” and “Malam Pertama”.

He passed away on March 30, 2007, from lung cancer. (jes/kes)