Apache Over Singapore: The Story of Singapore Sixties Music, by Joseph C. Pereira

By Joseph C. Pereira

The Cliff Richard and the Shadows live performance in November 1961 opened the floodgates for Singapore pop tune as kids who attended the live performance received the blueprint for pop tune: a four-piece backing staff fronted by way of a singer, male or woman. quickly countless numbers of teams have been shaped. in the meantime, Beatles and Merseybeat broke via the world over and taken one other sonic shift within the Singapore tune scene. Then got here rhythm and blues and this grew to become the 3rd movement.

These advancements made for a really fascinating pop scene in Singapore as there have been releases to appear ahead to each week from EMI, Philips, Decca and different checklist businesses, together with neighborhood labels. With indicates virtually nightly and tea dances to welcome the week it was once pop heaven.

This e-book examines why it was once so. person profiles of the larger acts examine their careers in info and developments like rhythm and blues, the blues circulate and pyschedelia are tested. The attitudes of officialdom to this phenomenon in Singapore in addition to different elements just like the infrastructure that helped the sixties pop tune stream also are discussed.

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