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'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.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Goodbye James, You Tried Your Best. We Love You.

James Choa: Keyboardist with The Flamingos and singer with The Gaylads has passed on. He was one of the key figures who appeared very early in Singapore's pop music history. James was active since the mid-50s with the combo and singing quartet.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

He is now not in pain & sufferings . Will be thinking of him tonight at 1a:m with a special prayer for my dear James.

Keep in touch & best regards.

Veronica Young.

Anonymous said...

So sad to hear about James. But he's been sickly for so long.

Please pass along my deepest sympathy to his family.

Old Friend.

Anonymous said...

So sad to hear... he's a good guy... He's a true gentleman who never asked for anything.

RS

Anonymous said...

A close friend of one of the Mysterians...

Friends went to pick him up to play music on Sunday night...

Friend.

Andy Young* said...

Thanks to all who wrote on emails and SMSs.

Anonymous said...

Were you at the wake last night? I was there with..., ... and some other musicians.

Evelyn Wee said...

Only found out today when I saw the papers. :'( gonna miss James, his beautiful voice n his infectious laughter n his fav "chilaka" ....... He's a good fren indeed. Will miss him dearly........ ;'( House of Peranakan will never b the same again

Andy Young* said...

Thank you Evelyn, We will all miss him dearly.

His phone call every other week, after I bought him a thumb-drive was, "When are we going to do our recording?"

"Way up in space together, conquerers of the stars..."

Evelyn Wee said...

Well said Andy ....... Guess dear Baba Choa is singing n dancing amongst the stars now ......;)) doing wat he loves most .........well we will sing together again .........

Andy Young* said...

Thank you again Evelyn for your quick response. The line is from the song, 'Fireball XL5' which I introduced to James and which he loved so much.

You must be one of James' close associate or long time admirer.

And from your name I gather you to be Nyonya Wee?