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).

Saturday, January 03, 2009

YouTube Screens Singapore 60s Music - Joe Wu

Dear Andy,
I must quickly confess that I was just a brat and was never a performer during the Golden Era of Singapore Pop Music. But I am defintely an enthusiast for this genre, and have been one ever since I got hooked big time on Rediffusion in the early 60s. The good old days of "Top Tunes Of The Week" when our local artistes would compete so successfully with the international artistes for the #1 position week after week.
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Andy, thanks to information from our mutual friend, Joseph Pereira, in 2003, I first heard of you and your place in the history of The Silver Strings. I must congratulate you for being the first lead vocalist with that distinguished band. Surely you must have some great memories of the music gigs with the band.
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I always had dreams of fronting a great pop band like you did, but, alas, such was never to be my pathway to fame, and I could only live your life vicariously. I heard you left the band to focus on (your career) shortly after The Silver Strings started accompanying Veronica Young, and then there was Shirley Nair, and also Vernon Cornelius for a few months. What a sterling history.
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I live in Seattle, and was not able to attend the concert (pic) at VivoCity... friends gave me raving reports of the concert... three big cheers to all the performers... organisers... folks in the audience for suporting the heroes of Singapore 60s Pop Music.

Best Regards,
Joe Wu
*Minimal editing of letter.

4 comments:

Andy Young* said...

Thanking the two JOES' for the support. Very much appreciated.
Andy

Andy Young* said...

An old friend wrote to tell me about other dance venues like the CAPITOL BLUE ROOM and MALAYSIA HOTEL Basement besides the Golden Venus and others. He used to drive around in his friend's MINI to get to these venues.

Thank you Ahyar.

Andy

Andy Young* said...

Met James Chua of the FLAMINGOES and now playing the piano/keyboard at the Peranakan Restaurant at Claymore Hotel.

Hope to write about him soon.

Andy Young* said...

One of a number of comments from other blogs. Some from my personal email too from Canada, U.S., Australia, HongKong and Malaysia.