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Singapore Time: 3.32 pm
Date: Sunday 4 March 2018
SMS from Jerry Fernandez:
Siva Choy passed away an hour ago in Perth. My brothers from Australia called me.
I will miss him as I explain my musical journey. In 1966 he gave me a helping hand with my band, then known as The Idols (from St. Joseph's Institution). We were all students.
I had the pleasure to perform as a guest band at the T-Dance with him and his brother James Choy when they were known as The Cyclones. The venue was the Golden Venus.
Brother Siva was a great journalist, a singer and a songwriter. He was a complete performer, along with his brother James. They were known then as The Beatles of Singapore.
I love the song they recorded with The Checkmates called, The Dew with good singing and the whole unit sounded excellent. I have heard them many times and I stand by my comments.
Gonna miss him. Sleep in peace brother Siva.
4 March 2018.
Siva Choy/James Choy: Cyclones with Checkmates and Lawrence Lim composition, I'll: Video by Basil Yeo. Thank you, sir.
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