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Saturday, January 03, 2009

Sakura Teng: Pop A -Go-Go Yodel Lady Who?

They are like sisters on stage but there's a way to differentiate Rita Chao & SAKURA TENG of which this article is about. The former is quiet, the latter animated although both sing Singapore-style Western pops just as well. New World Amusement Park was the place where Sakura Teng, a well-known 1960s Malaysian songbird, launched her music career at age 17.

During her heyday in the 1960s and 1970s, the A Go-Go Queen as she was nicknamed, cut more than 50 records and was best known for her yodelling. Sakura aka Ying Hua was one of the more popular female Mandarin singers and had sung in a variety of languages, from Mandarin to Bahasa Melayu, English, Japanese and a few other languages.

Many of her recordings were accompanied by top pop guitar group The Quests. Ask any Singaporean and the answer would be the same, that she was a household name and appeared frequently on Radio and Television Singapore's (RTS) Chinese Variety Show, on local radio stations and looming larger than life in Singapore's nightclub scene during yesteryear.

This yodelling queen rose to fame with her rendition of, I Don't Care If Tomorrow Never Comes. With more than 50 albums behind her Sakura's recordings included many Western songs that were translated into Chinese. Many recordings were also done with Rita Chao.

Sakura and her family have a new life in the U.S. today. She has been to Singapore recently and appeared in a few shows. The 60s fans are still around to buy her concert tickets to cheer her on.

Image: Google.

Article: compilation from Website information.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

What about Tracy Huang, the prettiest lady with that sophisticated voice? Shouldn't she be featured too?

TracyHuang'sPosting said...

Wow I didn't see this one till today. She has already been featured.