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BUDDY RICH: LAST PERFORMANCE

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Elvis of Malaya & Fabulous Falcons (Part I of III)

(1) "Rocky Teoh, better known as Malaysia's Elvis Presley in the 60s, was born in Taiping, Malaysia on 2nd April, 1946. As a boy he loved singing more than anything and had won many talentime contests in school and throughout Malaysia.

Rocky had been with the Fabulous Falcons for nearly 3 years wich was at that time been formed. Together they have toured Malaysia performing with the Cathay Organisation Theatres for six months. They will be touring Thailand performing in popular nightclubs and theatres at the beginning of Sept. 1965 till end of November (EAP Album 7 SE 010)."

FROM DAUGHTER ANNE TEOH'S FACEBOOK:

(2) "In 1965 Rocky also won the coveted title, 'Elvis Presley of Ipoh'. The prize included a road show contract to tour all over Singapore and Malaysia. He hit the road with The Fabulous Falcons and performed at Cathay's Cinemas as far away as Sarawak and Sabah.
"If you're lookin' for trouble, you came to the right place..." During a show in Singapore, Rocky and the Falcons were booed by Singaporeans. This did not sit well with these Ipoh bad boys. Later on the tour, once back in Ipoh, there was a riot in the theater when the local rabid Rocky faithfuls reciprocated with boos and obscenities directed at The Quests, a group from Singapore.
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The show was interrupted and cancelled and the Quest had to be escorted back to their hotel to avoid a retaliatory pummelling."

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