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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Malaysia, Elvis Presley & The SILVER STRINGS! Part II of III

It was a night to remember. THE SILVER STRINGS were on The Jubilee Hall stage in Ipoh with Rocky Teoh in 1967 when they went on their Malaysian Tour. It was also on this tour that the group met MIKE & HERB.

Audie, band leader, remembers: "Rocky sings like Elvis and he was very popular with the crowd, had a fantastic fan base in Ipoh and the rest of Malaysia. We enjoyed our gig there too as the audience was warm and cheering for us when we appeared."


Rocky Teoh has cut 2 singles, 12 EPs and 2 LPs during his reign from 1965 to 1967 with the Falcons. According to a website dedicated to him by his daughter Ann Teoh, "Rocky's quality, power-packed stage performances were a real treat to watch in the good old days."

One song, "Jacqueline," is dedicated to his wife and based on a Chinese oldie, "Yeh Lye Xiang". Rocky has passed away in 1990 but like The King his music lives on. Rocky is one of the better tribute artistes in Malaysia.

Image: from Andy Lim Collection.

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