Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Bobby Vee: R.I.P. (1943 - 2016)

Today is another day, 'when the music died.'  Bobby Vee has joined his other friends in that long lost goldmine in the sky. Together with Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper, Bobby Vee will be another loss from the 60's Golden Age of Music era.

His good friend Bob Dylan called him a beautiful person on stage and said that Bobby Vee had a voice like a musical bell.

He had 38 hot hundred hits and known for his song, More Than I Can Say in Singapore. He recorded, Rubber Ball, Young Love, The Night Has A Thousand Eyes, Run To Him and Take Good Care of My Baby.

 Bobby was one of 50's teenage idols, clean-cut with a curry puff front hair-style, usually blonde, long-sleeved sweater and a reasonably pleasant voice that kept his teenage fans screaming. Think Fabian, Bobby Rydell, Frankie Avalon.

There are lots of websites describing his passing away. Here on this blog, we remember him as a pop singer whose vinyl sold well in the market and whose glossy pictures on sleeve covers are still kept by his many Singapore fans. 

Our local band boys, when they sing, More Than I Can Say, would provide a back-up refrain after, Woh-woh yeah, yeah with, Char siew pow, char siew pow, panas, panas. Or goreng pisang, goreng pisang panas panas.

He was certainly well received here and was leader of the hit parade making radio presenters like Larry Lai and Tan Swee Leong from Rediffusion busy those years, since there were many requests for his songs.

Have a party up there.  R.I.P. Bobby Vee. 

Images: Google.

Monday, October 24, 2016

A Canadian Halloween Thriller Of 80's Songs

                                 Michael Jackson: Thriller: by VEVO

My fun Halloween posting for 2016:

In the mid 1980's when I first went to Canada, it was right smack into a cold September in Winnipeg. Worse, I had my land-lady who insisted I paid her rent exactly at the end of each month, in cash.

When I forgot in the second month,  she waited for me at the foot of the staircase and warned me she would switch off my heater if I didn't settle. 

Stalked in the forest, too close to hide
I'll be upon you by the moonlight side (1)

She kept her word and I was left shivering for two cold nights in the attic where I lived until I paid up. But quick justice brought everything to normal when I was advised to report her to the local Rentalsman office in Manitoba. 
"Such a WITCH." my Canadian friend told me. Which brings me to this theme posting, because after settling down to my daily routine, the great evening came on 31st October 1984. I had my first bloody scare and grim tale of encounters with witches, goblins, creepy clowns and the living dead (pix to prove below). 

If there's something strange
In your neighbourhood
Who you're gonna call? 
Ghost busters (2)

I forgot the date as it was Halloween night and my young native Canadian neighbours surrounded me with, "Tricks or treat!" Growlings and haunting screams followed. 
I was on my way to a night class for Prof. Perry Nodelman's Children's Literature on a Wednesday evening. Luckily my same Canadian friend prepared me with packets of sweets, chocolates and goodies in my backpack.

Cause this is thriller, thriller night
And no one's gonna save you 
From the beast about to strike (3) 

There were smiles all round as I shouted, "Treats!" The growls and screams stopped as I dished out the sweets. Goodness my first ever experience of Halloween. And it was a cold, cold night, if you notice the pictures. But it was a fun night. I managed to find my way to class after clearance from the ghouls. 

But on the way back to the house, after hearing of the goodies I gave out earlier, another bunch of Halloween haunters came after me. This time there was even a Michael Jackson Thriller guy.  Their whispered password?
"It's Andy with the sun-glasses! Get him!"

Burning the ground I break from the crowd
I'm on the hunt down I'm after you... (1)

We ran all the way to the nearest McDonald's where I had to buy hamburgers, fries and Coke for the group. I had no more sweets but it wasn't against tradition to buy these boys a meal.  Believe me. It was my only experience with Halloween horrors in my life, even up till today. But I really wouldn't mind another one.

You should try drinking ice-cold Coke on a bitterly chilly night in Winnipeg. Brr.
Yes. No wonder year-end months are Septem-berr, Octo-berr, Novem-berr and Decem-berr.

Halloween 2016, here I come again. 
                            Ray Parker Jr. Ghost Busters from VEVO

If you want a Halloween treat write to me on the Comment page and I shall provide you with some sweets and chocolates. That's a promise!

(My elder son Daniel introduced Hungry Like The Wolf by Duran Duran when I was still in Singapore. Songs like these were everywhere in Canada in the mid-eighties. Never forgot them.)

Other 80's songs that could fit in this category are:
Scary Monsters - David Bowie (1980)
Ghost Town - The Specials (1981)
Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics (1983)
Creatures of the Night - KISS (1985)
Images: Google and a Private Collection.
You Tube Videos: VEVO.

(1) Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran (1982).
(2) Ghost Busters - Ray Parker Jr (1984).
(3) Thriller - Michael Jackson (1982).    

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Elvis Meets Trump and Clinton @ Las Vegas

I'm going to keep on the run
I'm going to have me some fun
If it costs me my very last dime
If I wind up broke up well
I'll always remember 

That I had a swinging time
(Doc Pomus/Mort Shuman: 1963)
Would be great if Elvis Presley could meet Mr Donald Trump and Mrs Hillary Clinton tomorrow morning (Singapore time) when the two presidential candidates converged at Las Vegas for their third and final debate.

Well it all started when Elvis wanted to meet President Nixon cause the King had something he needed from the President? On the red-eye to Washington, Elvis scribbled a letter to President Nixon. 

"Sir, I can and will be of any service that I can to help the country out," he wrote. All he wanted in return was a federal agent's badge. 

"I would love to meet you," he added. They did and became best of friends. So the proof is the above image 1.

He was so encouraged by Mr Nixon's friendliness that he thought he might just visit Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton before both went on stage for their final debate at Las Vegas.

So this morning, he flew all the way, in his private jet, from Washington D.C. to Las Vegas where the great debate was to be held at the University of Nevada. He was lucky again and instead of meeting one, he met two Trumps. It was Elvis' big evening. Imagine meeting two of them at one go. Image 2 shows Elvis with his moon-glasses, trying to take a photo with the two Mr Trump. 

When Elvis was asked his feelings after meeting The Donald, he said, "I'd love to change my hairstyle. Be like his. Oooh, man! Must play jackpot. Imagine, instead of getting one trump card I got two. And in Vegas. I'm all shook up."

"Viva Las Vegas!" he shouted. "Now if only I can find Hillary." He managed to catch her outside the dressing room. She was her usual happy mood as Elvis chatted with her (image 3). Henri Gann's good friend and also Elvis' main lead guitarist, Scotty Moore managed to take their picture.

So there you are folks. These are real photographs, taken before the Clinton versus Trump final debate at Las Vegas.

It's a scoop! 

I am indebted to Elvis Presley, Scotty Moore and Henri Gann, (Moore's best friend), who wrote this article. Thank you all.

Images: Google. Thanks to the three photographers, without whom this post wouldn't have made it. Please write in if you are the owners of the images so I can credit you all.

Video and Lyrics: Viva Las Vegas sung by Elvis Presley.

                              Video by: Canal deElvisPresleyVZL4NB

This article is written in jest. The idea came about because of the debate venue. Las Vegas has always been associated with Elvis Presley and his hit Viva Las Vegas. The fact that he met Nixon in 1970 started the spin-off in my mind, why not a story about him meeting the 2016 presidential hopefuls.

The 3rd Final 2016 Presidential Debate 
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Wednesday, October 19th
9pm ET, 8pm CT, 7pm MT, 6pm PT

Friday, October 14, 2016

Late King Of Thailand Renowned Jazz Musician

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand (1927 - 2016) has passed away on 13th October, 2016. He was 88 years old. 

He had a passion for artistic pursuit and known as a dedicated photographer but more importantly he was The Jazz King and at ten years old learnt to play the clarinet. He was a talented prince and similarly mastered the trumpet and saxophone. 
King of Thailand jams with American jazz greats (US visit 1960). 
From left: King Bhumibol Adulyadej, saxophone; Urbie Green, trombone; Benny Goodman, clarinet, Jonah Jones, trumpet and Gene Krupa, drums (U.S. Information Agency).

In later years he jammed with world renowned musicians like Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Jack Teagarden and Stan Getz.  These artistes were top guns during the 50's and 60's. His influence were Dixieland and New Orleans jazz and he took up music seriously in Lausanne, Switzerland.

King Bhumibol was most popular with his own compositions ranging from jazz, classical waltzes to traditional Thai music. But his forte was mostly jazz swing. By 18 years old he was able to compose songs in earnest and wrote his first called, Candlelight Blues (Saeng Tien), written completely and accordingly to the blues sequence of chords. The chromatic musical scale made possible varied arrangement for orchestral presentation.
When The King Met The King:
The King and Queen of Thailand, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit met Elvis Presley on the set of GI Blues at Paramount Studios in June 1960. HMK was 32 years old. On the right, Elvis co-star Juliet Prowse. Duke Ellington was present.

His other compositions included, Love At Sundown, Falling Rain, Near Dawn. Falling Rain is familiar with Thai listeners even today. After his crowning in 1946 he continued to compose melodies and his repertoire had titles like, Blue Day, Dream of Love, Love Light in My Heart, Love In Spring, Friday Night Rag, Dream of You and others.
            Candlelight Blues: Music by King Bhumibol of  Thailand. Video from
                                        The Boss1985001

He wrote military marches and patriotic anthems. Writing much for his people he was known as the musical monarch since it was an integral part of his life. According to his biography he had composed nearly eighty songs altogether in five decades with both English and Thai titles.

His compositions had been featured internationally at concerts by famous orchestras like the NHK Band of Japan, the Madrid Classical Orchestra of Spain and on Broadway in New York, USA.  His music was recorded in 2006 on Sony CD (image: cover) and featured Larry Carlton and guests to play them. Some of the numbers are: Lullaby, Magic Beams, When.
Although he was world renowned he had his own band called Wong Lay Krum (Vintage Band) that played in Dusit Palace every Friday. He even had a radio station and as his band members aged he had new replacements to perform over the airwaves. The band was called the Aw Saw Friday Band.

At most local Thai music concerts in the country, King Bhumipol's compositions would be played, even today.

As he loved his music, he loved his people more. May he Rest In Peace.

(This article has been written because of my interest in King Bhumipol as a jazz musician. If there is any misinformation regarding this article, please write in so mistakes can be rectified.)
                                   With Benny Goodman.
Images: Google, etc.

Information from these websites:

Friday, October 07, 2016

Guitarist Donald Thaver Of 'The Moonglows'

Donald Thaver from The Moonglows

Mr Donald Thaver has passed away this on 17th of October, 2016, according to John Cher.  May Mr Thaver Rest In Peace.

The golden era of Singapore's music history has to be the 60's.  It was a vibrant and exciting scene even though in the same period, Singapore was struggling to survive economically and as a nation.

Many bands were conceived and born in the 60's.  Some should have been aborted in the first place.  But there were some good notable ones, such as The Quests, The Thunderbirds, The Silver Strings, The Checkmates, The Dukes, The Hi-Lites (later to become The Mandarins) and others.  

Among these well accepted and good bands was *Sonny Bala and The Moonglows (Donald Thaver centre back).  Sonny, was respected for his rendition of numbers by The Platters as well as other pop genres. The band were recording artistes as well and did a number of vinyl, with reasonable success under the Philips Records international label (Universal Music today). 

One of the guitarists for the band was a young, tall, slim gentleman by the name of Donald Thaver.  He played both the lead, the rhythm guitar and would sing when the need arose.

After The Moonglows, Donald formed his own band.  It was an interesting, attention grabbing name, 4 Plus 1. Donald's forte was Country Music as well as Standards.  

Such music at that time were well liked and indeed sought after by the expatriate communities, hungry for such music, probably to remind them of home.  A good place to showcase such music would naturally be the Orchard Road area where most of the expatriates lived.  Shaw House was one venue where the band played at. They did their tour of the Japanese Clubs circuit as well.   

After  4 plus 1,  Donald joined a country outfit known as The Outlaws. Very aptly named as they were performing in a club known as the Boots n Saddle Club, located at Sembawang Road, opposite the present Sembawang Shopping Centre.  Charlie Anchant was on the vocals, Ricky Tan (Bass), Syed Murati (Drums), Ivor Lesslar (Lead) and Donald Thaver (2nd guitar).
                Donald Thaver flanked by Jerry Murad (left) and Gina Vadham. 
                                    Ivor Lesslar with hat.

Towards the later years, Donald played with various bands.  Two outstanding ones were The Neu Notes as well as Transit. In 2015, Transit did four concerts at both The Recital Studio and the outdoor theatre of The Esplanade.  

When asked why the group was called Transit, band member Jerry Murad explained, with much laughter from the audience, that the band was of a certain age and were certainly in transit to somewhere else.

*Read about Sonny Bala here:

Article written by John Cher. All rights reserved.
Images: Ivor Lesslar.
You Tube Video: cjyeo.
                                       Transit @ the Esplanade                                                   
John and I had been thinking of writing shorter articles about our band boys and girls who are still active in today's music scene. This article is a start.  He made the arrangement to meet Ivor Lesslar (lead guitar with Cells Unlimited) and a close friend of Donald Thaver.  Just some coffee and a friendly chat, John got this latest story.  Again thanks to both for their willingness to help with information on this blog.

                                   Ivor Lesslar, John Cher, Andy 

                            Donald Thaver sings Things @ Esplanade.
Performance by Transit @ The Esplanade. 60's Band Members from: Adapters, Cells Unlimited, Dukes, Moonglows, Wagon Wheels.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Blog Helps College Students And Organisations

                                  Pix is for illustration only.
College students
I've been helping college students with their term papers since 2009 when younger readers write to me asking for help about Singapore music in the 60's. Two professors had also contacted me regarding documented materials and information.

I will usually meet them at a fast food outlet and chat with them for about two hours. The students are mostly tertiary ones from the universities and polytechnics. Most of the term papers they are writing pertain to the history of local popular culture in Singapore. 

Some producers and film makers from radio, TV, production houses and local/foreign newspapers, write to me requesting for permission to document and film my  small record collection of local music and my hands-on experience as a 1960's band boy (it was a short stint). 

The band and I had appeared twice on Channel 5 prime time slots during, Rolling Good Times (2015) and Not The 5 Show (2016), both of which drew quite large home audiences.  Brian Richmond interviewed me for five slots on his Sunday With Brian radio show.  

                                   Wonderful World - Sam Cooke
Recently this year (2016) I had been invited by two producers to appear in another television series about Singapore in the past but had since passed it on to others because of family commitments.

The Singapore You Tube sensation, Shirley Nair's, You're The Boy, which drew three quarters of a million viewers (750,000+), acquired some content and members of the band from this blog. 
Arts Organisations
Arts groups and related organisations had also commented on the blog and invited me to talk at workshops and in staging street gigs and in-door concerts, but I left this specialty to the event experts that are around after briefing them on the types of music and performances required for the events.  In related activities the band had performed at the Esplanade, the RELC International Hotel at Orchard and other venues.

Blog Statistics
The statistics available regarding this blog has not been enhanced in any way, not with purchased statistics from any source, nor with Google+. Twitter is a natural exposure where people interested in Singapore 60's music have written in. 
This posting is not a show of feat but to remind us Singaporeans, that even without much fanfare we should try to help our country men and women in some way, even if it is an insignificant one.

My reward? A young writer I met at an interview once told me, "Mr Lim, every time we look for information regarding local music of the past, we are directed back to your blog!" Can I ask for more?

You can find most of the above stories on this blog if you browse through the postings. Or click Labels below.

Yeah, for local 60's music.

(I counted 7 I's in this article. But honestly, not trying to show off here.)

Wonderful World
Don't know much about history
Don't know much biology
Don't know much about science book
Don't know much about the French I took

But I do know that I love you
And I know that if you love me too
What a wonderful world this would be

Don't know much geography
Don't know much trigonometry
Don't know much about algebra
Don't know what a slide rule is for...

(By: Lou Alder, Herb Alpert, Sam Cooke.)


Letters from students and others:

Hi Andy,

(1) I am M and I am a student from ..., Singapore. I am currently doing research on the 1970's long hair ban in Singapore and I am looking to speak to individuals whom have personal experience with the regulation. I am particularly interested in individuals whom were involved in the music scene too... M.

(2) I would love to meet and interview you to learn more and recover the music scene in Singapore during the 1960's. I understand that album sleeves are a niche topic, nevertheless, the historical context you are familiar with is very helpful to me to remap how the production of local music and the socio-cultural atmosphere of that time... B.

(3) Hi all, I am in search of possible audio interview of Yardbirds with late legendary Tan Swee Leong at the MacDonald House just prior to their Jan. 18, 1967 concert at the National Theatre, many photos have been found on line from various sources... Anon.

(4) Happening every ..., we look to celebrate 60's music with a twist. With a live DJ on the decks, we mix 60's music with lounge beats as we look to create a cozy atmosphere for dining. Is there any way that I can contact you in private, and if possible invite you down for a session, so we can gather feedback? I believe this is an untapped field in Singapore, and we will be honored to get your opinion on this... X.

(5) I'm Ms S. from S. Publishing, an educational publisher in Singapore.  We would like to use a hi-res image of Silver Strings playing at the National Theatre in our music textbook... 

Just a few of many letters to this blog for information assistance, etc.

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Jaga Kereta Boys Leave You With A Flat Tire

Del Vikings: Flat Tire Video by Eric Sempels

Motor cars cost a fortune in our country. The cheapest two-door, standard would cost at least S$60,000 brand new. With what is known as COE (Certificate of Entitlement), which an owner needs to drive a vehicle on the road, it would be heartbreak to find a tiny scratch, a dent or a puncture on the recently acquired car, etc.

Nowadays in Singapore, if you park your car anywhere you can be reasonably certain that it will still be in one piece and unscathed when you come to pick it up from a parking lot. But it was a different ball-game a long time ago.

In Singapore 50's and 60's when you are about to park your car on a playing field or open ground - there was hardly a designated car park those years - a group of boys will swarm your car and demand that they look after it for the duration you are away. 
If you refuse the car will probably be in a mess afterwards. These *jaga kereta boys (or watch car boys) would probably have decorated it one way or another with a long artistic scratch, a large beautiful dent on the body work or a newly-shaped designer wheel (punctured).

I remember an incident when I was parking my car near the Odeon Katong Cinema (image) along East Coast Road in the mid-sixties. A few friends and I were going to watch a pop music show featuring some of our Shadows bands on stage. 

As we were driving into the large grass patch two boys approached the car, knocked on the window and suggested they looked after the car while it was parked. 
I refused them but very politely, hoping not to antagonise the two scruffy looking lads. It was a mistake because I found some scratches on my grey Volkswagen (image) afterwards. The jaga kereta boys, who formed a gang around the area, had all disappeared into the night.

All too soon as the four of us drove out on the main East Coast Road and proceeded to Siglap which is on a hill, a tire caved in.

Down the road and over the hill
I took my baby ridin' in my automobile
Ridin' along, me and my heart's desire
Ssssssss, a flat tire...

It took us some time to fix the flat but definitely most of the evening was wasted and our trip to Changi Point for a sea-food dinner was cancelled.

Incidents like these became quite a fearful experience for many drivers, especially the ladies. Although reports were made to the police it was not easy to catch these youth. 

Even as late as 1971, there were incidents of jaga kereta nuisance. Here's an edited letter from a 'taxpaying motorist' in the Straits Times Singapore, dated 24th February, 1971, who wrote:

On February, 6th, at about 4pm, I was pestered by a group of jaga kereta boys on arrival at the Chinese Swimming Club.

 I ignored them and went to the club canteen to phone the police. At 5 pm when I returned to my car the boys were still present, bold and demanding as ever.

That was not the first time I phoned the police about this menace. I have phoned four times in all.

Why has no action been taken?

(Left images of jaga kereta boys not from Singapore.)

I was all shook up and feelin' bad
I was thinkin' 'bout the fun 
That we could have had
I had just about figured out what to do

But the Police, and all government departments that were involved, took action. Like the notorious Singapore gangsters that terrorized the island during those tumultuous years, the jaga kereta boys with underground connections were got rid off from the streets and car parks soon enough.  Today there is not one jaga kereta boy in Singapore. 

Do you have a social nuisance like jaga kereta boys in your country? What about our Singaporean reader? I'm sure you have encountered our nuisance in the 60's?

*Jobless, these boys resorted to making a few cents for their daily expenses. When the government stepped in, most improper activities were resolved as these young people acquired a decent education, housing, proper work and career paths. 

An original article.

The Song and Vocal Group

The Del-Vikings or The Dell-Vikings is a vocal group specialising in doo-wop, rock n roll and recorded several pop singles in the 1950's. They lasted for many years with different line-ups and known for their racially integrated members. Their top hit was Come Go With Me.

Images; Google.
You Tube and Lyrics: Del Vikings, Flat Tire.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Sunglasses Turn To Moonglasses In Singapore

                                Dark Dark Sunglasses by The Kittens. Video: Roger Hansson

Shades On Stage


Sunglasses have been fashion accessory since the 1940's but others believe that these spectacles with dark coloured lenses have existed since the 1920's. 

Some people thought they were invented because film stars needed them to protect their eyes from the extremely powerful arc lights on movie sets; others felt that sun glasses were invented for the beach.

Simply, it's just a pair of dark glasses to protect your eyes from the glare of the blinding sun. Then came the UV ray and computer professional theories and later the LASIK operation which hyped the wearing of this fashion trend. 

Sunglasses has a history in itself. A long time ago, in the US, they were commonly known as shades and Marlon Brando (image on bike) had them for his 1954 movie On The Waterfront and Elvis Presley (right) wore them while jamming in a scene for his 1970 bio movie, That's The Way It Is. These dark-lens spectacles were known to have dated way back when into Roman times and 12th Century China.

Pop stars known to wear sunglasses included, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Freddie Mercury, John Lennon, Mick Jagger, Boy George, James Dean, Bob Marley, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. An endless list?

Except for Yoko Ono and a few other lady singers, most female stars do not put on dark glasses for obvious reasons.

Call them what you may, sunglasses were identified differently in various countries. Known as glares in India; speckies in Australia; sunnies in Africa, UK and NZ. The Scots called them glecks and the Middle East, cooling glasses.

In Singapore they were ordinarily known as sun glasses, shades, black specs, sun specs or simply dark glasses. 

Our Singapore band boys wore them constantly. And featured images were our own pop stars from The Quests, The Jets and The Stylers. Know them?

There were different types too; Aviator, Oversized, Shutter Shades, Tea Shades, Wayfarer and Wrap Around. The more starry-eyed youngsters in the 1960's, to show off their expensive taste, called them Ray Ban.

Cursing first, "Damn sun." Then, "Alamak, I left my Ray Ban Aviator at home!" 


What surprised me was in the early 1960's when everyone was rock n rollin' on the ballroom floor at Paya Lebar Airport night club I saw a dancing couple wearing a pair of sunglasses. No difference actually because they were ordinary shades worn at night. 

It could have started because of Roy Orbison's (left) iconic glasses. There was a cult following when our Only The Lonely pop star made night sunglasses a cool habit among singers. 

Because of his own experience with prescription glasses in 1963, he ended on stage one evening wearing a pair. The idea must have caught on. And they called them, moonglasses?

There were singers who needed to wear them permanently, even at night. They were: Jose Feliciano, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Ronny Milsap and Roy Orbison.

Like cats we copied, and soon the band boys were wearing moonglasses on stage at night. Their excuse was simple; the glare of the stage lights were blinding. So moonglasses were in vogue for a while during Singapore's 60's music craze (images below show *Malay singer Ismail Haron and *Chinese guitar group The Bees). 

Walking the evening streets in Singapore in the 1960's it was easily noticeable that the trend had caught on like wildfire. As the Pokemon phenomenon is today, just imagine a whole lot of youngsters walking around in the middle of the night, with dark glasses on their faces, shading themselves from the moon glare?

I remember one evening when a group of us, some with moonglasses, had to walk to a makeshift carpark (not many beautiful carparks like they have today). It was after a performance at a Changi beach club.

There was a loud thud and we saw our drummer boy fall on the sandy shore. He had bumped into a coconut tree in the dark of night. His pair of moonglasses was still dangling on one ear when we went to 'rescue' him.

Are moonglasses still popular today? Of course but not so spectacular as it was yesterday. You can still see Silver Strings Michael Bangar wearing them during performance, day and night.

Do you have stories to tell about your shades?

*Singers and bands are versatile. Ismail Haron, who had passed on, was a Malay and The Bees was basically a Chinese guitar group but they sang and played western music as well.

Images from: A Personal Collection and Google.

Article is original and some information from Wikipedia and Internet sites.

                                         Ooh, here's a nasty one!