My son used to run a restaurant with live music at 25-A Perak Road. It was called WHEELS & WEINNERS. The place was frequented by Harley Davidson enthusiasts. One was a pretty well-known singer/guitarist from the 1970's Singapore circuit and I remember jamming with him during a visit.
My friends and I jammed there once a week. Sometimes twice. The musicians would include our local guitarists, pianists, singers and others. On one of these sessions, a friend called me prior to the actual session to inform me that he will be bringing *Keith Locke. He told me not to concern myself with paying him as he will give what he is receiving from me to him. I told him that was most charitable of him!
Written by John Cher.
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*Keith Locke (he was called, Mr Dynamite) recorded 10 songs with one of Singapore's top guitar group, The Quests, when he was in Singapore in the mid-1960's:
Don't Play That Song (You Lied), Be My Girl, Push-Push, That You Are Mine, I'm on Top of The World, I Want A Home, Mockingbird Hill, Earth Angel, You Talk Too Much and Lonely Street.
Two songs that he sang at a gathering but which were not recorded were: Runaway and A Hundred Pounds Of Clay.
Images from: John Cher; Fred Ching, William Chan (YouTube grab); Google.
From Fred Ching's Facebook message:
Brother John, thanks for sharing!!😊 I met Keith during Veronica's Fund Raising Concert. We were seated next to one another and I thank him very much for those wonderful years with The Quests.
Throughout our conversation, I gather he has also a good character of being humble and down to earth to the people that we mingled during the interval. We continue our conversation over supper with Veronica and after that, I brought Keith for a car ride and drop him off at Joo Chiat Place. It's so unfortunate that today, I read of his predicament that he's going through.
His time with The Quests was unique and special. Sometimes things develop differently than we would have expected them to be during his stay here. At his age, I felt for him. Just would like to share an old pix. taken after the concert. Nothing fancy, but these are the little memories in life which are cherished and remembered. Bless you, my friend. Have yourself a wonderful day😊