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Monday, January 12, 2009

Appearing At Adelphi And Other Night Spots In 60s

The Adelphi Hotel along North Bridge Road and across the road from the previous Funan Centre across the road, not far from St Andrew's Cathedral and Capitol Cinema, was another popular venue for pop bands when they entertained for festivities, dinner n dance and charity balls. It had a beautiful dance floor typical of the colonial ballrooms that classic hotels had in the 60's and earlier.

The Adelphi as it was called was one of the hotels my band and I appeared when we gave performances as a guitar group during the early 60's.  Other hotels and clubs that we had appeared in  included the South East Asia Hotel, The Ambassador Hotel, Celestial Room, Springdale, Happy Cabaret, West Point Nightclub, Kowloon Room, etc.
Appearing at popular Springdale Nightspot in the 1960s.
As the advertisement shows sometimes three bands performed in a single evening, each band relieving the other for non-stop dance music. In this particular instance we appeared with Keith Locke and The Quests and Vernon with The Trailers.

Image/Original article: Andy Lim Collection.
Image 2: Straits Times Press advertisement.
              Springdale Fishing Pond @ Yio Chu Kang from Singas.co.uk.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This place was a delight. My family and I watched the floats passing through North Bridge during Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation Day celebration from the second story windows of the hotel in June 1953.