SINGAPORE 60's: ANDY's POP MUSIC INFLUENCE IS MY PERSONAL MUSIC AND MEMORY TRAIL. PICTURES TELL STORIES BUT I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO YOU TUBE VIDEOS, AUDIO TRACKS OR IMAGES. THEY HAVE BEEN UPLOADED FOR EDUCATIONAL AND ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES SO INFORM ME IF COPYRIGHTED AND THEY WILL BE DELETED. ANDY LIM (NOVEMBER, 2008).

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Tube Radios In Singapore - Grundig, Pye, Telefunken, Normende, Siemens

The 60s - That's about 20 years after World War II, so when people settled in after the fighting, Elvis Presley mumbled over the airwaves and I heard him on my father's GRUNDIG radio. Later when b/w television appeared he gyrated his way into the living rooms of Singapore homes.
Cliff Richard, Gene Vincent, Tommy Sands and the rest came, churning out songs like stencilled copies off the Gestetner hand-cranked machines at the office. Similarly Singapore had its copies of singers who aped artistes from the West. Do you remember these local singers?
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2 comments:

rogerpoh said...

It's reflection of the times in terms of English usage if I say the pictures are "awesome".

Andy Young* said...

Yes, you may have missed the idolization of kingly glory in pop music. Sacrosanct.

For me? It's his voice and personality. Magic.