|*Heather and Thunderbirds 'Because I Love You'/'I'll Be Yours' (Flipside)|
Since Allan Thompson was stationed at RAF Changi in the mid 60s, it was convenient for him to go to the Village for some recreation. Usually it was for a beer or two with a friend but there were occasions when he needed private space and that was when he decided to meet Mr. Moon (image) instead of Mr. Sun. His anecdote is in two parts. Below is Part 1:
"Sometimes, on still evenings, I would wander down to Changi beach on my own for a moonlight swim. (Only one young lady ever accepted an invitation to join me in such activity back in early 1964, otherwise my nocturnal dips were solo affairs).
|Changi Creek Bridge 1965 (Copyright)|
|Moon Crabs at Changi Beach (Copyright)|
|Allan Thompson and friend at a bar in Changi (Copyright)|
You can read Part II in future postings.
Original article/Images: Allan Thompson Collection.
Image: Record Cover - Andy Lim Collection.
Image: Crabs - wonderfulcreation.blogspot.sg
Singapore Memories Two:
[*Vinyl record description: At only fourteen years - in Singapore she would have needed a special licence to perform at night clubs - Heather Batchen was signed to Philips Records with The Diamond Four a band of British servicemen from an HMS naval ship that was docked in Singapore in the mid-60s.
After a second record was released with the same group they returned to England and she was later backed by The Thunderbirds singing 'Because I Love You'/'I'll Be Yours' On this EP (ME-0173-HE) called Mr. Moon she had recorded Do You Care? and Hey, Mr. Moon! both Frank Thompson compositions.]