SINGAPORE 60's: ANDY'S POP MUSIC INFLUENCE: ON THE MUSIC N MEMORY TRAIL IS MY OWN BLOG N ROLL PROJECT. NOSTALGIA IS PERSONAL HISTORY N PICTURES TELL STORIES. POP MUSIC NOT PILLS. ANDY YOUNG. (November, 2008). IT'S DONE WITH MUCH TIME AND LOVE.


'CLAIR' FROM O'SULLIVAN AND CARNABY STREET.

'CLAIR' FROM O'SULLIVAN AND CARNABY STREET.
A previous neighbour from the 60's talks about 'Clair' and Carnaby Street. CLIK PIX TO READ.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

'American Idol' Plays 60s Music For 9 Seasons

We've had songs by Neil Sedaka, Neil Diamond, Paul McCartney, John Lennon (The Beatles), Elvis Presley and others. Then, next week on 21st April 2010 Sir Elton John (image) will perform live. And for 9 years our 60s icons are still on track and as popular as ever.
If you've guessed it, you would have been following these music greats on American Idol. So, as in Glee, we find songs that we love so much, still being played and sung today on television.
Hound Dog, Blue Suede Shoes, In The Ghetto, A Little Less Conversation, Suspicious Minds, Lawdy Miss Clawdy, Baby What You Want Me To Do, Can't Help Falling In Love were only some of the songs performed on American Idol.
You would love these Elvis classics sung with fresh fervour as the interpretation by each finalist was different and uniquely charming. But the melodies still tug the heartstrings. And again, for blogger, it was a treat to be shared. (This is not an advertisement. They don't need one.)
Blogger is wondering, why our own 60s musicians aren't invited to perform on TV. Ask any youth on our Singapore streets and they will tell you who Elvis Presley or Elton John is. Provide a Singapore 60s band name and they won't blink an eye-lid.
Image from: monikamanchanda.wordpress.com
Information: American Idol Website
Original article: Andy Lim Collection


4 comments:

BC Teoh said...

"... the interpretation by each finalist was different and uniquely charming. But the melodies still tug the heartstrings. And again, for blogger, it was a treat to be shared."

I did not follow American Idol at all. However, I was surprised to hear Jim Reeves' "I Fall To Pieces" by a contestant the other day.

I was so delighted!

Andy Young* said...

Yes, BC, the contestants sing songs from different genres but there's always a place for songs we love. C&W music comes on very often on American Idol.

Lam Chun See said...

Actually even for a oldie like me, I can only recognize some of the popular local groups and singers like Quests, Crescendoes, Naomi and the Boys etc. I gues they were the one we often hear on radio. Many of the names that crop up in Brian Richman's Sunday night prog on Gold 90 FM are not familiar to me.

Andy Young* said...

I guess music is not your main interest. For me it's a different ball game as I try to listen and understand the thoughts, feelings of the lyrics and composition of the music.

The appreciation and love of music goes beyond radio listening and labelled bands.