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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sugar Sugar - The Quests Version - Singapore

From the Archives: A note from Unc Dicko today. I have asked to write about Sam Toh as guest blogger. I hope he responds positively. His note appears at the end of this posting.
One of Singapore's most distinctive bands in the 60s recorded Sugar Sugar in 1969 when the song was at the top of the pops.
The Quests with its new line-up of members, are, Reggie Verghese, Sam Toh, Wee Guan, Jap Chong and Peter Richards.
They pressed an EMI/Columbia EP ECHK 647 that included, Sugar, Sugar and He Ain't Heavy... on side one and Baby Make It Soon and Holiday on side two.
As with most bands then, they took advantage of the popularity of these songs and covered them. With their own distinctive sound and composition the Quests added more hits to their already large stable of goodies.
Image/Original article: Andy Lim Collection.

6 comments:

unk Dicko said...

Sam Toh was my primary school classmate and scoutmate. We were in Geylang English School I from 1955-1960.
His full name is Toh Hong Seng. Our Pri 6 formteacher was Mr Cheong Cheng Swee, former Nat Doubles badminton Champions with Ronnie OOn...in the 60's and 70's.

Andy Young* said...

Thank you Dick for the information. Perhaps you could do a write-up for me about Sam Toh. I'd be very grateful if you could be my guest blogger.

I remember Ronny Oon too.

unk Dicko said...

Thanks for your confidence.
I'll see what I can come up with.
No promises though.
Did you know Ronnie Oon used to be called
" Deam Martin"by his fans?
ps: I visited Mr Cheong Cheng Swee last week, unannounced at his home. Boy, was he and his wife Anita so, so glad to see me ! Spent 2 hours chatting about old times.

Andy Young* said...

I don't know about Ronnie Oon being called 'Dean Martin' but it's an interesting piece of information.

Thanks for agreeing to interview Sam Toh for the blog.

studioalvin said...

Just to let you know my dad Ronnie Oon passed away on 9 April 2012.

Andy Lim* said...

My condolence to you and your family. May he rest in peace.

Thank you StudioAlvin for the informaton.