Thursday, November 12, 2009
APEC 2009 And Visiting International Musicians In Singapore Hope To Make A Wonderful World!
(Watch Louis Armstrong - right - 18 million viewers on You Tube)
Because of the APEC 2009 meet here in Singapore many visitors are coming to our shores. World leaders who are coming and those already present include, US President Barack Obama, China President Hu Jintao, Mrs Hillary Clinton and a host of international top guns.
Similarly, for so many years (and not many people know about it), Singapore has hosted international politicians, musicians and singers to its sandy shores.
The list of pop singers from the 60s include, Paul Anka, **Sammy Davis Junior, Pat Boone, Tom Jones, Engelbert Humperdinck, *The Rolling Stones, Cliff Richard, The Shadows, Johnny Ray, Louis Armstrong, Eartha Kitt, Acker Bilk, Julie Rogers, The Blue Diamonds, Johnny Lion & The Jumping Jewels, Anneke Gronloh and many more. Even The Beatles passed through.
*Rolling Stones Concert Opening By Silver Strings at the Badminton Stadium, Singapore.
**Googles Image: flickr.com - Sammy Davis Jr (Waxwork).
Also b/w images at side-bar: National Heritage Board Singapore/Straits Times Press Singapore.
Original article: Andy Lim Collection.