However when talent time contests came with titles to be won the band soon found themselves accompanying four singers: Singapore's Paul Anka, Singapore's Millie Small and Malaysia's Beatles i.e. Andy, Veronica, Mike and Herb respectively.
The success of this group (Andy didn't stay too long) brought them a performance at Stadium Negara in Malaysia where they played to an audience of 20,000 for a Miss Universe Pageant.
When Shirley Nair came into the picture Philips contracted the group with Mike and Herb to record for its famous label. By then Veronica had left the band too.
It was another leap forward when the Strings opened for the Rolling Stones concert at the Badminton Hall in Guillemard Road.
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Perhaps what contributed to this legendary band's success was their sheer enjoyment for music.
"We were all more fun and games, money wasn't in the picture," Andy recollects his glorious days.
"We're only glad to have one of Singapore's pioneer bands introduce us to it," says Veronica.
Andy also started a Singapore 60s Music Blog to document the crevices of 60s culture and provide a window for the younger generation to take a peek into the rarely documented golden era of Singapore's music.
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Article from: Golden Riffs of The Silver Strings Page 16; Feb-July Issue 38.
Images from HYPE Magazine, Singapore.