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6 April 2017
CLICK THE CONNECTION BELOW AND IT WILL TAKE YOU THROUGH OUR LOCAL MUSIC SCENE WITH PERSONALITIES, BANDS AND VENUES FROM THE 60'S AND 70'S. HAVE FUN.
One of the stories you will encounter on this blog, The Trekkers, whose lead guitarist is today a successful stock broker in California, USA.
A video story of four boys from the East Coast in Singapore aged 13- 15 years from Singapore who started a band in 1961 and played music for fun. They participated in many Talentime (talent quests) and charity shows.
The guitars they carried were as big as their youngest members. The new style Fender guitars and amplifiers were not available in Singapore in the early 60's.
The Trekkers members were George Wang ( Drums ), Charles Ng ( Rhythm Guitar ), William Tan ( Bass Guitar ) and Henry Gan ( Lead Guitar ). They played Ventures and Shadows music, Duane Eddy and music from the late Arthur Smith.
Shindig was one of their favorite Shadows number. This recording was from a jam session at home in 1963.