You Know That Guy Dragged Off a Plane by United Airlines? He’s a Singer-Songwriter, Too

We haven’t heard directly from Dr. David Dao, the man who got all busted by when he was dragged off that United Airlines flight in Chicago last Sunday. As well as a suffering a concussion, a couple of lost teeth, a broken nose and sinus injuries that might require reconstructive surgery, he’s lost all his privacy.

I’ll leave the salacious stuff out, but it’s interesting to note that he had a music career. Dr. Dao used to perform under the name Dao Duy Anh in Saigon in the 1960s and 1970s. His specialty was Vietnamese folk and traditional songs in a band called Bach Viet. He even wrote  two songs that are still popular in Vietnam, “Tat Nuoc Dau Dinh” and “Ta Ve Ta Tam Ao Ta.”

Dr. Dao fled Viet Nam to escape the communist in 1975, but continue to sing. For example…

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