If your grandchild asks you this question then it's time to visit Stamford Road because there's this exhibition at the National Museum which picks up from the Treasure Hunt series on Channel News Asia recently.
I am not promoting for this group but because there's a segment at the exhibition which discusses local music from the 60's I thought some of you readers might be interested.
|Local Bands and Records Exhibit.|
It displays Singapore recording artistes The Silver Strings, Trailers, Crescendos, Keith Locke, The Quests, Naomi n The Boys and Shirley Nair. Can you name the songs that were recorded on these particular vinyls? No prizes but I am sure many of you cannot identify them.
|Display Board of Local Music Record Covers.|
There's also a general information board that explains the history of the National Theater and another that describes what Singapore in the 1960's was all about.
These exhibits took time to collect and display and historian Ms Tan Teng Teng had many hours setting them up before the big day. She had to come to my home, catalog every vinyl record she took from me and insure them for $500 each. Then she placed them in plastic pockets to make sure they stay unscathed.
|Information Board explaining the 1960s.|
I must thank pop blogger James Seah (left) for promoting my blog on his. He is seen with the Museum's Senior Officer for Marketing and Corporate Communications, Norfaiz Noeryamin.
Since all TV participants for 'Treasure Hunt' were invited for the big day, we tagged along. That's grandson Josh below in red, with pop TV host Anita Kapoor, on my right. Archaeologist Chen's busy with other guests.
Don't forget to identify the songs from the vinyls above. Come on you guys, give it a try. And check out the treasures which you can view until the end of April, I think.
Check James Seah's Blog: http://blogtoexpress.blogspot.sg/
Images: J. Collection.