Here is his story. Thanks very much, my friend.
That was the beginning of a 50 year relationship with The Trebles and when I fronted the group as their permanent singer. The We played twice weekly at army camps and for a one night performance of 3 hours duration we were paid $300/ which in the 60's was a princely sum.
We have a wide repertoire of songs made popular by Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard, Bill Haley, The Animals, Frankie Avalon, Roy Orbison, Bryan Hyland, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett and The Beatles. Our instrumentals include numbers by The Shadows and Ventures.
Laurence remarked, "When the folks drink they don't care whether you go out of key, as long as the tempo is there. It is real fun but slightly different when you play dance music. The lyrics are not important but the tempo must be there. But when you perform on stage with an audience watching, words and timing must be correct."
Click comment page (below) to read more about this band and Laurence Lim's reply about band news from local 60's tabloids.
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This posting is in honour of Michael Tham (image left: drummer) who had just passed away. Friends, fans and readers of this blog send condolences to Mrs Tham and her family.
Written by Laurence Lim (image: with yellow batik).
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