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'CLAIR' FROM O'SULLIVAN AND CARNABY STREET.

'CLAIR' FROM O'SULLIVAN AND CARNABY STREET.
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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Is Sakura Teng Really Quitting The Stage?

Rita Chao
Sakura Teng.
Is it true? Is Sakura Teng really quitting the stage? She said that it will be her final performance this Sunday where she will appear at a theatre in Singapore.

Whatever it is, *read about this lady who sings in so many languages that she became a sensation in the 60s with another petite and cute singer called Rita Chao.

Can singers ever quit the stage? Many of them are still performing their routine and singing ever so gladly the tunes they love.

The Rolling Stones, Deep Purple, Lulu, Engelbert Humperdinck, Paul Anka, Tom Jones, Tony Bennett, Chaka Khan and locals like Poon Sow Keng, Ling Xiao and Matthew Tan are some artistes who are already in their 60s and 70s but still doing their thing.


 第二春 The Ding Dong Song - 樱花 Sakura Teng by boogetman65
Bennett is in his 80s and he's still one of the best. Even Glen Campbell was lead to the stage not too long ago to sing his hits with his family members. He said the same about quitting but then Campbell has Alzheimer's.
                       
I have a feeling that Sakura will not sing her last but I am not certain because it looks like more male singers are still active and the ladies aren't. Now is that true?  Anyone?
 

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8 comments:

Chun See Lam said...

I always associate Sakura with ..... "My 'body' lies over the ocean. My 'body lies over the sea."

Andy Lim* said...

Oh wow! That's one side of you I've never known to exist.

You can joke :-)

Thanks for a visit. Been a while. Must be another book coming up.

magg jnne said...

oldies are national treasures esp our veteran singers, they can really sing unlike modern singers...rich vocals

Andy Lim* said...

If you click magg jnne' name you can check out her videos on You Tube. Magg contributed a posting about Ling Xiao some time ago.

asianfanofdonny said...

Very lovely song and a great voice too. I like it and can't stop singing to it. Thank you so much for making my day.

Andy Lim* said...

Some comments are from You Tube and fervent fans of Chinese 60s local music.

Anonymous said...

It is a really pity if she gave up stage performance now.

I feel that she can still put in a few more years of singing in public once in a while unless there is a personal reason.

Anyway, let us hope that she will still sing for charity sake in future. All the best to Sakura for her future well being.

Fabian Foo

Andy Lim* said...

Yes, I hope so too. She still has the voice and personality. So Sakura if you read this, your fan Fabian Foo and many others want you to carry on singing for as long as you can.

Thanks for visiting Fabian.