I didn't believe my eyes when I saw our 60s kugiran (guitar group - above) The Swallows at 8Q Singapore Arts Museum. What? The Swallows are finally recognised and accepted after 50 years? With lyrics of their composition on the wall?
I could not read the original words which were in Bawean or Boyanese Language (above) but inscribed below was: 'La Obe' by The Swallows. Imagine the surprise. And to have sung with the band once upon a time. Congratulations Swallows. The best pop yeah-yeah group ever! Comment anyone?
Image 1: Erwin Maisch Blog.
Image 2: Singapore Art Museum.
Image 2, 3/original article: Andy Lim Collection.
(This posting is dedicated to Erwin Maisch, Paris, France and Dr. Steven Farram, Darwin University, Australia.)