|Front Cover of Souvenir Programme: From Boys' Town Facebook.|
47 Years Ago Today:
In the 60s when a variety show was held, either at the most popular venues like the National Theatre at Tank Road, Victoria Theatre at Stamford Road or in smaller venues like the FnN Hall at Kim Seng Road or SJAB Hall at Beach Road, the souvenir magazine was usually a simple 8 to 10 page booklet made out of typing paper. At times it consisted of an A4 size paper folded and stapled into place to form the evening's programme.
|The Early Bird Line-Up of The Thunderbirds|
|Personally David, Merlin and Danny Boy (Osman) were the nicest guys ever!|
|The Surfers from album cover.|
|A Typical Pop 60s Show. The Best There Was, And Well Worth The Entrance Ticket.|
|Siglap Five With Jeffridin.|
This particular charity event showcased the best of the guitar groups from the 60s. It could have had attracted a large audience at the National Theatre seeing that it was held on 9th December 1966, exactly 47 years ago since it was a time of year-end festivities like Christmas and New Year. It was also the school holiday season. Boys Town had organised successful shows like this one to help raise funds.
|Checkmates - Without Doubt In The Top Five Category.|
The bands featured that night need no introduction. Except for one or two, the line-up of artistes were the best from our local 60s stable. They were well-represented with an array of top singers and guitar personalities from Singapore. Even bands from the UK were participating and included singers like Brian Neale, Leroy Lindsay and Winston Walters. Terry Marsden compered the show.
|From Velvetones To Firebyrds. Recorded too.|
|The National Theatre Singapore (1963-1986).|