Robert Lee Jun-fai
Robert Lee Jun-fai (born 16 December 1948) is a Hong Kong musician. He is the younger brother of martial artist Bruce Lee, the brother-in-law of Linda Lee Caldwell, and the paternal uncle of Brandon Lee and Shannon Lee.
16 December 1948
(m. 1977; div. 1983)
|Family||Peter Lee (brother) |
Bruce Lee (brother)
Brandon Lee (nephew)
Shannon Lee (niece)
|Genres||Hong Kong English pop|
|Instruments||Vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar|
|Associated acts||The Thunderbirds|
Lee was born on 16 December 1948 in Hong Kong as the youngest son of Lee Hoi-chuen (李海泉), a leading Chinese Cantonese opera and film actor of the 1940s and Grace Ho (何愛瑜). Grace Ho was half Chinese and half Caucasian and purportedly a half-German Catholic. His elder sisters are Phoebe Lee and Agnes Lee and his elder brothers are Peter Lee and Bruce Lee.
Lee was the founder of a Hong Kong beat band called The Thunderbirds, a beat group in the same Hong Kong/Macau musical scene as Danny Diaz & The Checkmates, Zoundcrakers, Anders Nelson & The Inspiration, D'Topnotes and Teddy Robin & The Playboys. He founded the group in 1966 and quickly became famous in Hong Kong. A few singles were sung mostly or all in English. Also released was Lee singing a duet with Irene Ryder.
He later moved to Los Angeles in the United States and stayed with his older brother Bruce. After Bruce Lee's death, Robert released an album dedicated to him called The Ballad of Bruce Lee. A single of the same title was also released. In 1977, Lee married Hong Kong singer and actress Sylvia Lai (黎小斌), who performed under the stage name of Sum Sum (森森). They had a son named Clarence Lee Ka-ho (李家豪) in 1980. Lee and Lai divorced in 1983.
- Ballad of Bruce Lee – Sunrise 906 – 1974 (USA)
- Irene Ryder & Robert Lee – Baby baby / You put me down – HK Columbia CHK-1028 – 196?
- The Thunderbirds & The Nautics – ECHK 513 – 196?
- Ballad of Bruce Lee – Sunrise LP-R905 – 1974 (USA)
- Various Artists: Uncle Ray's Choice – Baby Baby – Irene Ryder & Robert Lee (1968)- EMI – 2003
- Description of the parent's racial makeup as described by Robert Lee at minute mark 3:35 in the cable television documentary, First Families: Bruce Lee, which premiered on Fox Family on 26 October 1999.
- Little 1997
- Vaughn 1986
- Prashad, Vijay (2001). Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting: Afro-Asian Connections to the Post-Racial World. Beacon Press. p. 127. ISBN 0-8070-5011-3.
- Little 1997, p. 73
- Yang, Jeff (1997). Eastern Standard Time: A Guide to Asian Influence on American Culture. Boston, New York: Meridian, Houghton Mifflin.
- "Lee, Bruce, (1940–1960) Martial Arts Master and Film Maker". HistoryLink. Retrieved 30 May 2008.
- http://blog.roodo.com/macaenese5354 THE THUNDERS OF MACAU
- Web UK Online, Bruce Lee Articles In The Shadow Of A Legend – Robert Lee Remembers Bruce Lee by Steve Rubinstein Archived 30 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine
- Trans World 60's Punk Hong Kong 60s Re-capture
- Tofu An introduction to the music scene which flourished in Hong Kong, Macau and Singapore in 1964–1969
- http://www.mypaper.pchome.com.tw/ Robert Lee – The Thunderbirds
- EAMS Compilation Projekt EAMS Compilation Vol. 20 – Rare Raritäten