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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

REDIFFUSION And The Magic Music Box.

The Box! You see it everywhere. They were in coffee shops, offices, apartments, houses, wet markets, barber shops and hawker stalls.
And when the latest songs were requested, Rediffusion played them. The local bands and singers were featured too. From The Silver Strings to Shirley Nair, from The Mysterians to Mike and Herb. Mike Ellery, Tan Swee Leong, Larry Lai, Eric Lim and Tan Hock Lye became household names.

Image: from Victor Koo Website.


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

In my kampong in Toa Payoh, those who had the radio set was generous in turning up the volume and share the music with the whole kamp0ng.Real shiok listening to all the request.

Now if you do that your neighbours will call the police.(From Mary of Bedok)

Anonymous said...

Yes Mary, the kampong spirit has spirited away. But people have become individualists now and private space is an obsession for many.

Perhaps the cheap transistors should make a come back so some seniors, who are not technically savvy, can listen to music privately again.

Cheers,
James Balasingram