Sunday, January 24, 2010

(5) Classical Influence: "Blue Danube Waltz."


"Photo 3: My early beginnings in the world of Performing Arts. I am at the keyboard, my cousin on the violin and my other cousin the conductor. I think we played the **Blue Danube Waltz (image/1964).

It is not true that Flower Drum Song was the only item for the evening. The students put up many items to demonstrate their musical abilities across different musical instruments. This must have made their parents very proud."

Peter Chan who wrote the 3 articles in this series, became a part-time pop musician playing the Orchard Road circuit and SEAsia in the 70s. This article is the last.

**(Blogger's Note: Classical music has influenced pop music through the years. Click on, 'Classical Music Influence' under 'Labels' below to read articles on Mantovani and G.I. Blues.)

Original image/ article: Peter Chan.


Teoh said...

Wow Andy, you started your musical journey very young!

Playing keyboard at such a young age in the 60s. You must be one of the rare and fortunate ones.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Peter Chan, a good friend, wrote the articles BC, with photographs. He is the musician, not me.

I am only conveying stories and photographs of 60s and 70s Singapore musicians through my blog.

Teoh said...

Andy, I was so careless that I missed the opening line of this post that said "Peter Chan's Journey". My apologies.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

The title had just been changed BC. I think the posting wasn't clear enough. I hope it's clearer now. Thank you for visiting.