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HARI RAYA

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

(C) Rhythm & Blues, Jamaican Leroy Lindsay

It was only much later that the group had a regular tea dance slot at the Flamingo Nite-Club in Great World. In retrospect, because of the high musical standards they set themselves to play, there were some who felt that the Mysterians could have been more popular if they had more exposure and played in more stage and TV shows and not kept to themselves. Of course this is only an assumption. Guess their fans will never know.
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Due to work commitment, the Mysterians never went on tours to Malaysia like the other groups. The closest they went to was Johore Bahru, the Malaysian State across the Causeway and about half an hour from Singapore, where, according to one Mysterian, "we were mobbed and chased by Malaysian fans."
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There were also some enthusiasts who felt that the group was ahead of its time. They were not the typical 'Cliff Richard and the Shadows' band as Mike did not sing Cliff Richard songs but compositions by British and American rhythm and blues groups.
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By the time they backed Leroy Lindsay on Cosdel/CSP 1010 (image), they were fully R & B. Personally though, were they? This was before other Singapore 60's blues groups came into the picture.
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Part 3 of a series about The Mysterians.
Image/Original article: Andy Lim.

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