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Monday, May 31, 2010

H.T. Long: Elvis Tribute Artiste From Malaysia

Paul Dowling from Worldwide Elvis USA calls him, "The man with the golden voice of Elvis". One Walter Pacheco, president of the official Elvis Fan Club in Canada said that HT Long's singing voice is so versatile that he can handle the songs from all three Presley era (50s - 70s) and does an excellent job that not many are able to.
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Ray Cordeiro MBE, well-known radio DJ in Hong Kong told his audience on air that HT Long's singing voice is unbelievably similar and definitely the best he has heard. Besides Hong Kong, Long has sung all over in home town Malaysia including Sabah and Sarawak. He is also internationally known and jets to Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, Australia and even the UK and US to bring Presley "live".
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It has been ages since the discipline master at Klang High School reprimanded Long for keeping curry-puff hair and Presley side-burns. Now the Klang Elvis has made many Malaysians proud and because of his association with the King, dating back to the early 60s, he has even met Presley's legendary manager, Colonel Tom Parker, being a special guest to Memphis in 1984.
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Long was also the founding president of the Elvis Fan Club of Malaysia (1968), the first to be registered and recognised by Graceland Elvis Presley Enterprise at Memphis, USA.
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And how did it all start for HT Long? At 9 years he heard Elvis Presley sing in the movie, GI Blues at the Cathay Cinema in Klang, Johore (Malaysia). The King left a deep impression with Long. The rest is history.
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Listen to him at the side-bar. Does he sing like the King?
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Above image: HT Long with Gurmit Singh in Singapore, 2008.

11 comments:

Roger said...

Long before the rallying cry Malaysia Boleh, he typified the spirit. He's certainly done Malaysia proud. An incredible character.

Andy Young* said...

Thank you Roger for writing during your busiest time and from Japan too.

I am sure you've listened to Mr. Long. I think he's really good. Sounds like Elvis.

Cheers.

Anonymous said...

Is Long still singing? Where to buy his Cd?

DurianKing said...

Ht Long's really superb at singing Elvis.You can buy his CDs at Orchard Road's THAT'S MUSIC Nice Price opposite 313@Somerset Shopping Mall.

Andy Young* said...

Thank you Durian King. Is he currently still singing?

DurianKing said...

you're most welcome Mr.Andy Young.He still does the occational concert. Click "Like" and join his facebook HT Long Fan Club, there's a poster posted there of his next concert on June 27th in Kuala Lumpur.

Andy Young* said...

Thank you Durian King for keeping me posted about HT Long. I am a fan already.

I would be grateful if you could be the connection between Long and this blog.

DurianKing said...

Will be most happy to Andy. I am a big fan of Ht Long too. Now I am a fan of "Singapore 60s Andy's Pop Music Influence BLOG"..it's really most informative, you've really put in a lot of hard work, keep it up. It's really great!My friends and I we love it.

Andy Young* said...

Thank you Durian King. The world has been kind to me and it's one way of giving back.

The Malaysians too have been very nice to me. I have just returned from a trip to Malacca and the babas and nyonyas at Jonker Street are so friendly when they related stories about Malacca in the 60s.

Alexander Krulik said...

Great blog here! Also your website loads up very fast!
What web host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link
to your host? I wish my website loaded up as quickly
as yours lol

Andy Young* said...

Thank you for visiting Alexander. Mine is Singtel, local Singapore telco.

Don't know host. Sorry.