"Sad news: Eric Tan Hong Joo's and my first pop band's gifted leader and lead guitarist of The Trailers, Victor Woo San Chong, has just died. See today's ST's obituary page (below).
Victor was a great musician who played by ear. He was probably the first pop guitarist who could play the entire solo portion of Chet Atkins' famous Guitar Boogie - and learning it all by ear. He mastered it by playing and listening to the old 78rpm record over and over again till the record became white as the grooves wore out.
Eric became a full time musician. Victor, a top computer salesman, became the owner of a successful Business Computer, which he started after leaving NEC Computers, or perhaps he had taken over the Japanese Company. But Victor continued t play his lightning guitar in public with different groups until recently.
Singapore has lost a great musician and pioneer of the four piece pop group - 2 guitars and one drummer."
Below was an earlier karaoke version with pictures showing Victor Woo in action on stage with Winston Koh singing the evergreen about the young once. Video is from Rocker Lee. Thanks Rocker.
Below is a photograph provided by Vernon Cornelius. Thanks Vern. It shows Henry Chua, Victor Woo and the late Jap Chong and Reggie Verghese.