SINGAPORE 60's: ANDY'S POP MUSIC INFLUENCE: ON THE MUSIC N MEMORY TRAIL IS MY OWN BLOG N ROLL PROJECT. NOSTALGIA IS PERSONAL HISTORY N PICTURES TELL STORIES. POP MUSIC NOT PILLS. ANDY YOUNG. (November, 2008).
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Yesterday Once More by Silver Strings & Dukes
The Silver Strings and The Dukes
National Library Building, The Plaza North Bridge Road (Ground Floor, Beside HANS Restaurant)
Sunday, 18-Sep-2016 at 15:00 - 16:00 (ie 3-4pm)
Relive the swinging sixties with popular 60s bands Silver Strings and The Dukes! Rock out to music by two Singaporean rock bands, which will be bringing to you a set of original and cover songs from yesteryears by artists like Elvis, The Beatles and Cliff Richard. Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to groove!
About Silver Strings: (From left: Nick Stravens, Andy, Audie Ng, Rickie Chng, John Cher, Michael Bangar)
The Silver Strings formed in 1964 and was very popular, playing concerts and gigs at the then Odeon and Capitol Theatre, National Theatre, and Gay World Stadium. In 1965, the band played their biggest shows, opening for the Rolling Stones at the Singapore Badminton Hall and at the Miss Singapore and Miss Malaysia Universe Pageant in Kuala Lumpur with a crowd of 20,000. The band disbanded in 1971 but reunited in 2008 for a comeback concert.
About The Dukes:
(From left: Peter Chua, Zainal Abidin, Paul Shankar, Aziz Hashim, Jerry Murad)
The Dukes formed in 1962 when the members were still students in Outram Secondary School. In 1963, the band started playing in the British messes and also started playing gigs at hotels and events. They disbanded 10 years later but reunited in 2014 for a charity dinner show. Come on down. It's FREE.
Images: National Arts Council Website. From the personal collection of Andy Lim and Zainal Abidin.