Even before Stephanie Sun and JJ Lin stepped into the limelight and stardust of the international arena, we have a music maker who has made a name for himself beyond our shores way back when in the 1970's.
You must know Air Supply? Well, let's find out who was the Singapore guitar hero accompanying the Australian group from July 1977. Here's drummer and this blog's regular contributor John Cher, on this anniversary special posting, to tell us about another of his music buddies.
Rex Goh was the first Singaporean to join the ranks of rock music superstars. Without a shadow of a doubt, the best known pop guitarist that Singapore has ever produced.
Rex migrated to Australia at aged 21. All for love and for music! At a point in history when even Bruce Lee had to face racial discrimination it is not hard to imagine the challenges that Rex had to face to break into the music scene in a white man's world.
But he not only broke into it, he made it to the peak and performed with the best in the business. In 1973 Rex was voted the best guitarist in South Australia - a title which brought him much deserved recognition.
Among other venues, Air Supply played at Madison Square Garden. On opening night, Rex said his legs were shaking. Playing to a cheering crowd of about 80,000 people. It was a fantasy come true. It really couldn't get bigger than Madison Square Garden. They did 52 concerts in America.
A neighbour and well known local musician, Benny Chan, encouraged him to do so. (Benny used to be with The Checkmates, Richard Ortega and The Ortegas, which played at the Tiara Supper Club at The Shangri-la Hotel, Singapore).