And don't forget their audiences were rural folks who had hardly any electricity or drinking water, let alone a TV or radio set. But when the heard that the Malaysian Beatles were in their kampong, they headed to the nearest cinemas on bicycles, in carts and rickety trishaws, buses, vans and cars, to watch the mop-hair pair in action. Together with this duo, other top Malayan pop artistes were on stage too. The shows were a treat indeed.
Then they came to Singapore and at the National Theatre the crowd broke loose...
We were performing almost every night and in most cases two or three shows daily. The tour took us to many towns like Batu Pahat, Muar, Telok Anson, Seremban and other towns.
We had to hurry into our stage clothes and quickly got on stage. The Falcons had already started playing for the show. Rocky was also late for his performance as Malaysia’s Elvis, but all the drama was soon forgotten once we took to the stage and did our performances.
After that, Herb and I went to Singapore where we joined the Silver Strings for the start of the 1960‘s pop scene.