Christopher Toh, journalist for Todayonline.com wrote on 21st May 2009, "I used to think that Singapore's music from the 60s started and ended with The Quests and their instrumental hit, "Shanty" but boy was I ever wrong."
Apparently Christopher Toh is not the only person unaware of Singapore 60s music. Why the ignorance then? During the 2009 American Idol finale last night, some 60s singers and musicians were featured singing with the current Idol group. Shouldn't it be done during the forthcoming Singapore Idol competition too? Make the younger generation aware of our 60s bands.
Please spread the information around. Talk about our pop music heritage. And let it also be known that there are many people in Singapore who are familiar with 60s pop music culture.
Find out and learn from the buskers on our streets, the older musicians playing in the clubs and those who have been part of the vibrant scene in the mid-50s, 60s and early 70s. They may not be around for long.