Sir Richard Starkey gets his Star. Congratulations to Ringo Starr who received his knighthood on the 20 March 2018. He received it after Beatles Paul McCartney received his 21 years ago.
Wear it well Sir Ringo because your songs with the Beatles have been ringing in our ears for a long time now.
50 years later, the Beatles came to Singapore, well, it's the Beatles Unlimited from Europe. The Silver Strings performed with them at the Orchid Country Club in 2009.
In Singapore 60's The Beatles were so popular that in the Malay music scene, the guitar groups - rock, pop or RnB - called themselves collectively, Kugiran Pop-Yeh-Yeh.
They were using the phrase from a famous Beatles hit, She Loves You, Yeh Yeh Yeh. The Malay word ku-gi-ran came from the first syllable of three words: kumpulan, gitar, rancak which means: a group of lively guitars.
Les Flingers from Muar Johore with A Zanne singer. Check their Beatles outfit.
And of course the Beatles of Malaysia too, Mike and Herb, resplendent in their mandarin collar and shimmering tops.
Images: Google and A Personal Collection.