SINGAPORE 60's: ANDY's POP MUSIC INFLUENCE IS A PERSONAL MUSIC, MEMORY TRAIL. BLOGGER DOES NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO VIDEOS, AUDIO TRACKS AND IMAGES. THEY ARE UPLOADED FOR FUN, EDUCATIONAL, ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES AND HAVE BEEN CREDITED. BLOG IS NOT SPONSORED IN ANY WAY WHATSOEVER. INFORM BLOGGER OF COPYRIGHT ISSUES AND POST WILL BE DELETED IMMEDIATELY. ANDY LIM LA (NOVEMBER, 2008).
Saturday, January 03, 2009
YouTube Screens Singapore 60s Music - Joe Wu
I must quickly confess that I was just a brat and was never a performer during the Golden Era of Singapore Pop Music. But I am defintely an enthusiast for this genre, and have been one ever since I got hooked big time on Rediffusion in the early 60s. The good old days of "Top Tunes Of The Week" when our local artistes would compete so successfully with the international artistes for the #1 position week after week. .
Andy, thanks to information from our mutual friend,Joseph Pereira, in 2003, I first heard of you and your place in the history of The Silver Strings. I must congratulate you for being the first lead vocalist with that distinguished band. Surely you must have some great memories of the music gigs with the band. .
I always had dreams of fronting a great pop band like you did, but, alas, such was never to be my pathway to fame, and I could only live your life vicariously. I heard you left the band to focus on (your career) shortly after The Silver Strings started accompanying Veronica Young, and then there was Shirley Nair, and also Vernon Cornelius for a few months. What a sterling history. .
I live in Seattle, and was not able to attend the concert (pic) at VivoCity... friends gave me raving reports of the concert... three big cheers to all the performers... organisers... folks in the audience for suporting the heroes of Singapore 60s Pop Music.