Rita Chao (凌雲, a.k.a. Ling Ying to her Mandarin-speaking fans) was a very popular recording star from Singapore in the 1960s and 1970s, released both Mandarin and English records in Singapore and Malaysia. She also gained fans in Japan. Her fans still remember Rita Chao very fondly in her hip 60's A-Go-Go boots and miniskirts and also her bell-bottoms.
Rita enjoyed the accompaniment of The Quests, EMI Singapore's top band in the 1960s, and together they recorded several hits for Rita. Her first recording was the single “Shake, shake, shake” with “Happy, happy, birthday” on the B-side.
When The Quests went to Hong Kong, Rita recorded with the “other” best band, The Surfers, and continued to be popular and very successful.
She died in July 2014 of colon cancer.
凌雲* – Wooly Bully 我不能沒有你
Columbia – ECHK 560
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, EP, Green label
A1 Wooly Bully 我不能沒有你
A2 Pretty Flamingo 好風采
B1 Let True Love Begin 小姑娘
B2 Love Is Me, Love Is You 愛是我、愛是你
"I hope for nothing, I fear nothing, I am free"