Eddie Eng tells of his lovely Beatle boots and thick black hair (image below) which he could never style into a mop like the Fab Four, for fear of the school head with the long cane.
Thanks, Eddie. You enjoyed your youth I think.
"The Fab Four had tremendous influence in the life of teenage boys in the 60s era. From the accompanying photo, you would notice the ubiquitous boots on my feet.
Eddie Eng enjoying his youth with Beatle boots but a Tony Curtis hair bob, or near enough 'kiss curl' thrown by Bill Haley. Compared to the mop, these were old hairstyles.
I would have sported their mob hairdo if not for a very strict principal whose purpose-made can once land on my buttocks for a minor transgression. Always immaculately dressed in a white long-sleeved shirt and with a tie, he administered the whizzy stroke with a detached air of professionalism, much like a doctor administering a painful treatment to his young patient.
It was over in a second and the effect was immediate: humbled and subdued. In self-consolation, I quietly sang to myself on the way back to class "When things go wrong, just sing a song..." This oldie "Sing C'est La Vie." by Sonny and Cher had served a great purpose in later life when things did not turn out my way.
Music certainly has a therapeutic effect on an afflicted soul."
Article by Eddie Eng.
"When things go wrong just sing this song
The birds in the trees will sing harmony
Sing C'est La Vie and soon you will see
Your cares will be free just sing, C'est La Vie"
Sonny and Cher.
(If you win with 4611, don't forget to share the prize with Eddie and me.)
Images: A Personal Collection.
13 August 2019
Happy Birthday, Eddie
He celebrates his birthday today. Thanks, Eddie for your goodwill and music vibes. Your friendliness flows naturally in tune with much rhythm and ease.🌷🌹🌻