Thursday, January 10, 2019

Sugiman Jahuri Has Passed Away RIP

According to a Facebook comment by Freddie Kang (former Thunderbirds) and confirmation with me on WhatsApp, Mr. Sugiman Jahuri the Man From Bukom has passed away on 16 December 2018. 

Mr. Sugiman was also known as Singapore's Johnny Mathis. He had a velvety smooth voice that calmed the hearts of many Singapore listeners. Families would rush home to watch him on television. This was the period when local pop music was at its hottest. 

Mr. Sugiman was a regular on local TV, having appeared in most shows that had been produced locally, whether it was a Malay programme or English variety show. He was an all-rounder and sang well in both languages. He was very popular with the masses and was known to have recorded many songs.
A typical kampong boy from Pulau Bukom he had, according to a fan, a phenomenal voice. He was humble always and was seen singing karaoke on a YouTube video. Many seniors miss his performances afterwards. He became well-known when he won second prize during an RTS Talentime contest in 1968.

We send condolences to his family.

RIP Mr. Sugiman Jahuri.
Mr. Sugiman in later years has a YouTube video where he was interviewed.

This blog has five articles related to Mr. Sugiman:

https://singapore60smusic.blogspot.com/2018/03/academy-award-oscar-original-song.html

https://singapore60smusic.blogspot.com/2016/08/caricatures-of-singapop-stars-on-ep.html

https://singapore60smusic.blogspot.com/2013/07/barry-walker-says-local-60s-bands-of.html

https://singapore60smusic.blogspot.com/2011/06/singapore-60s-vinyl-covers-are-works-of.html

https://singapore60smusic.blogspot.com/2011/06/singapore-60s-vinyl-covers-are-works-of.html

Images: Google.

8 comments:

FREDDIE KANG (THUNDERBIRDS MULTIPLE FACETED ARTISTE) said...

I called his wife to find out after Brian Richmond received an email from a listener to confirm Mr. Sugiman's passing.

Unknown said...

Most EVERYONE enjoyed listening to his VOICE OVER THE AIRWAVES..WE HAD TIME TO LEISURELY ENJOY SIMPLE THINGS, JUST JUS HIS VOICE & LYRICS👍RIP🙏GOD BLESS

Horace Wee said...

RIP Sugiman. You will be remembered

HORACE WEE (PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN) said...

RIP
Another from that wonderful decade of music in Singapore has left us.

LARRY LAI (REDIFFUSION MC, PRODUCER AND PRESENTER) said...

SAD TO HEAR.

PAUL IBRAHM (VOCALIST IN 60's POP BANDS) said...

Was in the movie, KASEH TANPA SAYANG.
Guys from Firebyrds was backing hi
I played the bongos.
Can't remember the song.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Thanks to all for your condolences.

Do write in if you knew Sugiman.
One of the pioneers of Singapore 60's music.
When you write about these personalities Sugiman is top quality.

JOE WOON (BASSIST, EASYBEATS/WILD GINGER) said...

One of the greatest crooner we had
during that era.