Friday, January 12, 2018

Winston Filmer RTS 60's Musician Has Passed On

Winston Filmer
(Straits Times Image)
 "Mr Winston Filmer passed away this morning at 11 am. Melbourne time.  May he Rest In Peace."  
(From Horace Wee who will write a tribute. This post is a temporary one. Please check this page again soon.)

"The fact that he was a part of our country's RTS Band during the heyday, he, therefore, deserves our respect for his talent."
(From Blog Reader FL.) 

Condolences to his family.

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Teresa Khoo Connection:
http://singapore60smusic.blogspot.sg/2012/12/memory-trail-teresa-khoo-music-pioneer.html
Winston Filmer (left)
Images are unclear and taken from Mr Filmer's Facebook page. If anyone can spare some pictures to publish on this blog, it will be great.

14 comments:

RICKIE CHNG (LEAD GUITARIST SILVER STRINGS GUITAR GROUP said...

I remember him as a renowned good bass player with RTS. Very encouraging and supportive especially when you are involved in music when he is around.

A nice, humble man, a great loss and condolences to his family members.

JIMMY CHAN (PROFESSIONAL PIANIST, with THE QUESTS. said...

Winston is now happy at last with his wife Teresa in Heaven! RIP.

TAN SOO KHOON said...

I don't really know him. Only vaguely recall seeing him on TV.

OLIVER B. (PERCUSSIONIST/ SCHOOL PRINCIPAL) said...

RIP Filmer. Sound bassist with RTS.

LARRY LAI (REDIFFUSION DJ 60'S) said...

Sorry to hear.

John Cher said...

Hi Andy. WINSTON KOH, the Cliff Richard of SG, has very fond memories of both Winston Pilmer and his dear wife, Teresa. We were having lunch at the Spore Cricket Club today (January 12th 2018) and Winston Koh was recalling the many friends he had made during his active music years with THE FLYING PHANTOMS, performing both in SG and regionally, especially in Hong Kong. Somehow W.P. came to his mind and he could clearly recall Winston Pilmer helping him to write several music scores. Ironically ONLY one score sheet carried both the names of Winston and Teresa. It was THE TIMES OF YOUR LIFE.

Shortly after we left SCC, I got your msg from that Winston Pilmer passed away earlier on in the day. I informed Winston Koh immediately and added that pperhaps he had, in spirit, came to say goodbye to him?? Who knows.

May perpetual light shine upon Winston Pilmer.

All the best brother Andy!

FL said...

I do not know Filmer as an individual in my younger days. However, the fact that he was a part of our country's RTS Band during the heyday, he, therefore, deserves our respect for his talent. Our condolences to his family.

JOHN CHER (DRUMMER SILVER STRINGS, FACEBOOK, WRITER said...

Hi Andy.

WINSTON KOH, the Cliff Richard of SG, has very fond memories of both Winston Filmer and his dear wife, Teresa.

He was recalling the many friends he had made during his active music years with THE FLYING PHANTOMS and clearly recalled Winston Filmer helping him to write several music scores. Ironically ONLY one score sheet carried both the names of Winston and Teresa. It was THE TIMES OF YOUR LIFE.

When I learnt that Winston Filmer passed away, I informed Winston Koh immediately and added that perhaps he had, in spirit, came to say goodbye to him?

May perpetual light shine upon Winston Filmer.

RONNIE SEE (LEADER OF 'THE BURNS') said...

Thanks, Andy,

It fills me with sadness and condolence to his family on Winston's passing. He was a good friend, nice person and a humble musician of the 60's.

During that time, we were at the Adelphi Roof Garden with Teresa Khoo at the piano.

Regards.

HAPPY TAY (BC CANADA) said...

I remember him. Longtime bass player for RTS. (Radio Television Singapore.)

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Thank you all for condolences and comments.

FL I agree with your point regarding recognising our musicians and have included it in the posting.

VERONICA YOUNG (POP SINGER 60'S) said...

RIP Winston. Condolences to his family.

PETER CHUA (VOCALIST/TALENTIME WINNER 70'S) said...

Had sung with him and Teresa Khoo at Raffles Hotel for two New Year's Eve.
God Bless His Soul.

SWEE LENG (LECTURER TERTIARY ED) said...

A passing of another Pioneer, another generation. Wherever he is, may he be with those he loved and those who loved him; and doing what he loved - making music for his and others' happiness. I am sure Mr Filmer will be dearly missed by his family, friends and fans.

May he be at Peace.