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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Guess The Names of Our 60's Music Drummers

This quiz has been very popular. Up to 1,000 views so far. Thank you all for participating. Try it out if you haven't - 28.06.2017.

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Singapore has many good and accomplished drummers. Below are pictures of 10 of them from the 1960's circuit. Most of my readers can do this quiz blindfolded. Come on, guys. It's too easy.

I must mention that these drummers with their bands are recording artistes and they all would have cut a single or an EP vinyl. If you have been reading this blog, they would have been mentioned using the same pictures.

Do you know who they are and from what bands they were from?

1) One of the earlier percussionists in our 60's scene, he was with the Thunderbirds too. A top drummer-boy.

2) This drummer is a good looker, quiet, and used to wear a mask with his group.  He burns the drumset when he plays.

3) The band name may help in recognising him. One of the earliest in the group. Thanks to Zainal Abidin for the information.

4) With this stylish group from the early 60's to the late 80's, he has since passed on. Thanks to Randy Lee for the information.


5) Another handsome gentleman who's as popular as his solid-sound guitar group. Check him out.

6) The costume is a tell-tale. One of the earliest drummers for the group, he has since passed on. Thanks to Freddie Kang for the information.


7) A friendly guy who is an expert with sound, our drummer is a writer now.
He's on Facebook today.

8) A quiet man but still as active, he lets his drums do the talking. The group name is a definite giveaway.

9) Famous for their picture with a big bird, this group has a drummer who's another heart-breaker with the ladies.


10) It was difficult to separate this top drummer away from his group. He's Drummer Z but definitely not the last. In fact, he's one of the best and still buzzing his drum-sticks.

So there you are readers. Fun and games. Just write your answers on the comment page. I'm also on Facebook under Andy Young 60's Music.

Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri to my Muslim friends and readers.

18 comments:

ALPHONSO SOOSAY (From: NAOMI AND THE BOYS) said...

The Quest. Checkmates. Thunderbirds. Dukes. Trailers. Stylets. Jets & ???

LANGE BRUNEI said...

No idea. Too young then. haven't even learned to play the guitar yet.lol

SAM QUAH said...

Danny... currently with Thunderbirds... great guy!

STEPHEN HAN said...

Gene Krupa of Benny Goodman, Wee Guan of the Quest, Buddy Rich of his own band, Sandy Nelson, Cosy Cole and Art Blakey. Also Rufino Soliano of RTS and Louis Soliano and his own band.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Thanks, Stephen. The quiz is actually on the local drummers. You need to click the connection to my blog.

Also Thanks to others for early comments. Appreciate. No answers so far.

FABIAN FOO said...

The first drummer is Victor Lam. The other known is, of course, Lim Wee Guan. One person missing John Cher.

JOHN CHER (WRITER/ PERCUSSIONIST) said...

Hahaha. Cheers Fabian! Have a great weekend!

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

If I had put John Cher's name and pix, the quiz would have been too easy. After his appearance on TV recently, he's now an international star, not only a Singapore one. :-) I have also forgotten to mention, all these drummers and the bands they were with, were recording artistes.

LANGE BRUNEI said...

What about Richard Khan of the Surfers later renamed October Cherries.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Yes, I shall do another quiz and put his name. Thanks all for checking out this quiz.

FACEBOOK ANDY said...

Thanks all for supporting this posting

Merlin Lim
Leslie Wilson Joseph
Albert Wong Ong Cheng
Hanche Presley
Davychandavy Chan
Rose Khoo
Ann Rowena Lim
Tin Leong Lim
John Cher
Raymond Cho
Alphonso Soosay
Rosz K. Ng
Gilbert Foo

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

FOUR DRUMMERS HAVE BEEN NAMED TOGETHER WITH THEIR BANDS. BUT DO YOU KNOW WHO'S WHO?

Alphonso Soosay - Naomi and The Boys,
Richard Tan - The Jets,
Freddie Tan - The Thunderbirds,
Lim Wee Guan-The Quests.

LANGE BRUNEI said...

In the 70s the Drummer from Western Union Band. was fantastic. Who was he, by the way, Andy Young?

FREDDIE KANG (THE THUNDERBIRDS, SOLO GUITAR AND KEYBOARDIST, SINGER) said...

ANSWERING LANGE BRUNEI'S QUESTION:

Latest update on WUB's drummers:
Siddique original (deceased)
Anwar(deceased in the UK)
Sunny Ismail (deceased)
Daniel Wee (deceased in HK)
Jimmy Lee

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Thank you to my FB friends and all blog readers for the support. This posting attracted more than 500 viewers/readers within a day. Shows how much interest there is in Singapore 60s music.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

THE ANSWERS TO THI QUIZ POSTING:

1) DANNY BOY - SILVER STRINGS,
2) VICTOR LAM - MYSTERIANS, THE BURNS,
3) RICHARD YOUNG - DUKES,
4) ALVIN WONG - STYLERS,
5) AMIR SHAMSUDDIN (SPELLING?) - CHECKMATES,
6) FREDDIE TAN - THUNDERBIRDS,
7) ALPHONSO SOOSAY - NAOMI AND THE BOYS,
8) LIM WEE GUAN - THE QUESTS,
9) ROBERT TAN - THE JETS,
10) TONY ZEE - THE TRAILERS.
Thanks to Freddie Kang, Randy Lee, Zainal Abidin and Audie Ng for their kind assistance.

Henri Gann said...

Good Morning Andy
Here I am with my morning read on Andy's blog.
Ahem Andy ...here's a teen drummer prodigy in Singapore of the 60s that you forgot to mention.
He was the first in Singapore to perfect the drum roll introduction for the Surfari's "Wipeout" and the rimshot for the Venture's "Walk Don't Run" in the 60s. Just ask Luis Suliano.
I am sending his picture to your email for the Jeopardy question to your readers...

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Hi Henri,

From my introduction.

I must mention that these drummers with their bands are recording artistes and they all would have cut a single or an EP vinyl. If you have been reading this blog, they would have been mentioned using the same pictures.

To be fair to you and also to me: The quiz has a few factors you may not have noticed. They were featured based on the fact that they were:

1) Singapore recording artistes - all drummers have cut vinyl, most sold well.
2) have their pictures on record covers (pix were taken mostly from covers).

You didn't have
1) a recording on any label
2) a pix on any cover

I didn't "forget to mention." I remember. Only that you were not in the particular category.

Hope you understand.