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'CLAIR' FROM O'SULLIVAN AND CARNABY STREET.

'CLAIR' FROM O'SULLIVAN AND CARNABY STREET.
A previous neighbour from the 60's talks about 'Clair' and Carnaby Street. CLIK PIX TO READ.

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Hong Kong Pop 60s: Irene Ryder (黎愛蓮) Part 2

The Hong Kong protests are still on. Will it ever end? We turn the clock a bit and remember the island's pop music hey-day.

Best Female Vocalist:

Her song Cry Me a River won her the honour of The Best Female Vocalist and with the release of her first and second album, Irene and Solitaire, she again gained the same honour. The winnings went on for five years.  

Movies:
Irene had also appeared in two movies, Tiger vs. Dragon (1972) and Rage of the Wind (1973) both directed by well established director Wu Si Yuen.   However her career came to a stand still when she had a near fatal accident in 1979.  

2 Decades:
There was a lapse of nearly two decades when Irene was not much in the limelight but in 1997 and by popular demand after recording four duets with her good friend Joe Junior, Irene returned to the recording studio to do her own album, The Legend.  

When she regained her self-confidence she decided to perform live again and although it had been quite an absence she managed five successful concerts in Hong Kong with him. 

Repertoire:
For her repertoire, Ms Ryder usually performed golden oldies.  It was a highlight of her shows. The songs  would include Frankie, You Don't Have to Say You Love Me, To Sir with Love, The End of the World, Kiss Me Honey Honey, Stupid Cupid, Seven Lonely Days, Kowloon Hong Kong and other hits.

During her peak, Irene had recorded many covers of top songs from the 1960s and 1970s.  There are also compilations of her songs released in the 1990s and 2003.

Her Long Plays:
Irene Ryder – EMI Regal - SREG-9603 - (1971)
Irene Ryder – EMI Regal - SREG-9611 - (1973)
Irene Ryder - Solitaire  –   EMI Columbia S-3ESX-220 - (1974)
The Best Of Irene Ryder – EMI Columbia S-33ESX-225 - (1975)
                         
             Irene Ryder - First of May - Video: shatinterry.

Irene Ryder attending HT Long's Concert in HK.
 Images/Video: Google, Uncle Ray 101CD Box and You Tube (Shatinterry).

Information: from Shatinterry (You Tube), Wikipedia and Websites.

6 comments:

Andy Young: Pop Music Not Pills! said...

The good connection that Singapore pop bands has with Hong Kong bands stretched beyond the imagination; these boys and girls have been playing together since the 1960s with Singapore guitar groups going over to HK to play at their clubs and HK bands coming over for stints at our hotels and night venues.

The Silver Strings were in Hong Kong for a bit and so were the Quests. Other bands followed.

The practice has been similar with bands from Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Taiwan, The Philippines and other SEA countries.

In a way then, the cross cultural exchange using music from all these countries created a lasting bond that has survived till today.

Our music ambassadors.

Salsa Social Singapore said...

Nice Blog & good Music Video Thanks for sharing...

HT LONG said...

HT Long with his good friend Irene Ryder after his concert.

Andy Young: Pop Music Not Pills! said...

hi HT For the blog, do tell me about your meeting with Irene Ryder: ie. when, where and for what occasion? Thanks.

HT LONG said...

Irene Ryder is retired from show business... but she does sing occasionally. I did a Concert in Hong Kong and she came to support me. In the photo, she is holding a copy of my latest CD.

Andy Young: Pop Music Not Pills! said...

Thanks HT. Appreciate your information for blog.