My profile page explains it all.
"This blog is written to (a) relive my missing music years, (b) keep interested seniors posted about our local music scene, (c) encourage music stories from them and (d) keep our younger generation, especially my *3J's, aware of our pop music heritage.
Although I have lived the age and participated in the music I am neither a music guru nor historian. No showing off past glories."
Today is November 22nd and this blog will be into its eighth year. My eldest grandson First Jay is nine and I remember he was two years young when I first thought about writing a blog. And it all started at Vivo City.
That was when I went on stage to offer a non-professional voice backing to the Silver Strings on 8th November 2008 and First Jay was there with my folks. Although he was still so young, I felt he was enthralled by the event, definitely by the loud guitar noise.
Friends And Readers Who Assisted With Blog:
Here is my list of friends who started me off with the blog:1. Roger Poh
2. Victor Koo
3. Friends of Yesteryear (FOYERS) Group, Singapore
4. Larry Lai
Very kind blog readers contributed their stories to help boost its authenticity. The list includes writers, photographers and their country of residence:
1. Allan Thompson: Norfolk England UK
2. Barry Walker: England UK
3. John Harper: York England UK
4. Dino Martin Peters: USA
4. Dino Martin Peters: USA
5. Happy Tay: Vancouver BC Canada
6. Matt Tan: Montreal Quebec Canada
7. Byrt Mallanyk: Sydney Australia
8. Mag Jnne: Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
9. Peter Chan: Singapore
10. CYLin: Singapore
11. Mun Chor Seng: Singapore
12. John Cher: Singapore.
Regular Commentators from Singapore include:1. FL
2. Ronnie See
3. Rickie Chng
4. Audie Ng
5. Jerry Fernandez
6. Merlin Lim
7. Dato Dr YS Lee: Penang Malaysia.
8. Jimmy Chng
9. Randy Lee
10. Erwin Maisch
11. James Seah
12. Dino Martin Peters: USA
13. BC Teoh: KL Malaysia
14. Dr Steven Farram: Charles Darwin University, Darwin Australia.
1. Lim Kuan Min
Observations on Pop Yeh Yeh and Malay cultural matters:
1. Yusnor Ef.
Media for introducing the blog:
1. Majorie Chiew: STAR newspaper Malaysia
2. Brigitte Rozario: 3age Malaysia Website
3. Christopher Toh: TODAY newspaper
4. Singapore Chinese newspapers
Media Corp Singapore for telecast documentaries about blog and local pops:
1. Channel News Asia
2. Channel 5
3. Octo Channel
There are many regular contributors, so excuse me if I have not included your name. It is a long list and more will be added as the days go by. Apologies.
Helping Tertiary Students And Lost Friends:
This blog has also got long lost band members and friends together. Some of them have either migrated to far off lands or had never been in touch since their last band practice :-) Glad this blog has put some folks together again.
With other books, blogs available in the market and websites, our youth have easier access to information about Singapore's Golden Years of Music and its western influence.
Thank you all for support.
Appreciate if I could get help to make this blog into a book. If you are keen, do write in...