Public Groupactive 3 weeks, 6 days ago
In the mid-50’s, there were 264 clubs in all over the Korea, including *Seven Club*, *King Club*, *American Club* in Yongsan. In those days, USFK paid musicians up to 1.2 million dollars per year. This amount was equal to total export of Korea. Consequently, Korean pop music industry accelerated during post-war period along with the entertainment agencies that provided Korean musicians for shows in USFK. These performances at the clubs required very strict auditions every 3 or 6 months. Depends on the result, Korean musicians got their grade which changed conditions of the contract.
Have you ever seen these auditions? Were you the person who signed their registration card? If so, please share your stories with us!