Sarah (Chen Shu Hua ) was born on May 14, 1958 in Taiwan, although I have been told that 1959 might be the correct year. She was hailed as a 'genius child star' at the age of 8, winning first prize in the Broadcasting Ballad Competition. By 1967, she was recording singles for Angel Records, releasing her debut album in 1973 with Seamount Records. Several of Sarah's recordings are included on the Campus Folk 8 volume set. Her music won her many accolades during the 1970s, 80s and 90s ... touching the hearts of many people in a unique way. There is a maturity and depth in her music that sets her apart from most.
Her disappearance from public life in 1998 remains somewhat of a mystery, although the death of her mother affected her very deeply. Life can be very complex, and particularly for those in the public eye. It often amazes me how musicians and actors keep going as long as they do. There is much more to life than being on stage, as Greta Garbo and others have shown. Having started so young, retiring at 40 is maybe not so strange. Listening to Sarah is a very special experience, and one soon realises that she is much more than a singer and musician ...
There are two You Tube channels which are dedicated to Sarah's work:
http://www.youtube.com/user/SarahRockRecords/videos and http://www.youtube.com/user/sarahchenfan/videos. Both are well worth visiting.
Sarah's Early Albums
Sarah at You Tube
Always Missing After Breaking Up 思念总在分手后 1980
Peony Pavilion 美丽与哀愁 1979
Last Time Holding Hands 最后一次携手 1981
The One You Have Been Looking For 那个人 1980
Clip of Sarah singing Red Dust in 1992
Clip of Sarah singing Because I love You