SINGAPORE 60's: ANDY's POP MUSIC INFLUENCE IS A PERSONAL MUSIC, MEMORY TRAIL. I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO YOUTUBE VIDEOS, AUDIO TRACKS, IMAGES AND ARE UPLOADED FOR FUN, EDUCATIONAL, ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES. THEY HAVE BEEN CREDITED. BLOG IS NEITHER SPONSORED NOR SUPPORTED BY ADVERTISEMENTS. INFORM ME IF COPYRIGHTED AND THEY WILL BE DELETED IMMEDIATELY. ANDY LIM LA (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.