Friday, April 24, 2009

(4) Born Free Matt Monro Pop Movie/Pop Song

Perhaps Matt Monro, Virgina McKenna and Bill Travers made more money than Nancy Sit with "Born Free"?
This song was ringing in everyone's ears in 1966 and like , "To Sir With Love" were hits of yesteryears that brought memories.

Try to count the number of Singapore bands and singers that recorded these songs because of their popularity and easy lyrics.


Anonymous said...

Thank you sir for the memories. The songs flood back as I read your accounts. Nothing lifts the spirit as the song "Born Free". Reminds me to watch the movie again. Thank you sir once again for the wonderful memories. David John, USA

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Other memorable songs are those from movie musicals like, "The Sound Of Music, 'My Fair Lady", "The King And I". Stage musicals were relatively unknown in Singapore in the 60s so movie musicals were a hit as they were easily imported as films. Music lovers flocked by the thousands to the cinemas to watch these shows and they usually last for many weeks.

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