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Sunday, April 10, 2011

What Singapore Band Played In London In 1962 ?


QUIZ TIME:

What was the name of the first 60s group that left Singapore to play in the West? Was it the October Cherries? Could it be The Neu Faces? Some of our local bands went as far as Hong Kong, Sabah, Sarawak and Malaysia but these chaps went to England, U.K.

This group went in 1962 and played professionally in a West End nighspot in London (image) accompanied by their manager Tom Gan. Leading the group was 19 year old guitarist George Teo, cousin to brothers Andrew (18) and John (19) Gwee. Andrew played bass guitar while John the drums.

Questions:

1. What did they call themselves in London?

2. What was the original name of this group?

3. Name the Singapore singing competition they participated in.

(A lunch for the first person who gives the correct answer. Better still, $50.00 to Tsunami Relief Fund as suggested by Mr William X.)


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

From: William X.

The etceteras… pls forward my winnings to Japan earthquake/Tsunami relief…cheers!

Andy Young* said...

Thought you were kidding. Is there really a band called, Etceteras?

Andy Young* said...

Sorry guys. No it's not the band but Etceteras did perform in 1962 in England. Cut record too, on Oriole: 'Now I Know' and 'Little Lady'.

Can be found on You Tube.

Roger said...

Sorry, in complete blur.

Jimmy said...

Hilltoppers?

Andy Young* said...

Hi Jimmy,
Thanks for answer. You are right. I owe you lunch. And Mr X too.

You can write to me:
sing60smusic@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Posted by: 'Bintan Island'
Posted on: April 28th, 2011

The Hilltoppers : ) But I only got it because I followed your link... Interesting to know.

Which is the biggest band in Singapore today?

Anonymous said...

17th Apr 2011:
Exporting pop culture in the 1960s
Posted by 'noelbynatur'e under Lifestyle
(1) Comment • (637) Reads

Today we shell out big bucks to catch entertainers and musicians play live in Singapore.

But Andy from the Singapore 60s Pop Music Influence blog asks which Singapore Band played in London in 1962?

What was the name of the first 60s group that left Singapore to play in the West?

Was it the October Cherries? Could it be The Neu Faces? Some of our local bands went as far as Hong Kong, Sabah, Sarawak and Malaysia but these chaps went to England, U.K.