Tuesday, January 28, 2014

CHANGE OF HEART (Teddy Robin & The Playboys)

(From Wikipedia): Kwan Wai-pang (Chinese: 關維鵬; born 2 March 1945 in Guilin, Guangxi), better known as Teddy Robin (Chinese: 泰迪羅賓), is a Hong Kong English pop singer-songwriter, actor, and director. He began his music career in 1960s when Hong Kong English pop was at its peak in terms of popularity in Hong Kong. He led a band named Teddy Robin and the Playboys. He later became an actor, film director, producer and composer. Kelvin Kwan, his nephew, is currently a singer in Hong Kong.

Friday, December 20, 2013

ALL MY LOVE (Joe Junior & The Side Effects)

(From Wikipedia): Joe Junior (Real name Jose Maria Rodrigues Jr.) is a popular Hong Kong English pop singer from Hong Kong during the 1960s. He has since been in a number of TVB drama series in the 1990s and 2000s playing older character roles. Joe Junior is his stage name. Regularly appeared on TV music programs as host and as performer. Some of his hits gain great popularity on the chart are: Here's a Heart, Deborah, Voice of Love, The End, I Got To Find a Cupid, .... Rodrigues' family is from Macau and is of Macanese (mixed Chinese and Portuguese) ancestry.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

YOU DON'T KNOW ME (The Fabulous Echoes)

THOSE UNFORGETTABLES 'FABULOUS ECHOES'
(From Youtube / Mr Rainbow 64 / 21jun2010) The Fabulous Echoes were Cliff Foenander from Sri Lanka, Stanley Robertson from Scotland, Tony & Danny Ruivivar, Terry Lucido Jr and Bert Segum from The Philippines. The group started their music career in Hong Kong and moved on to Hawaii, Los Angeles and there has been several changes to the members over the years. The group is still active in the entertainment circuit in Vegas today and has taken on a new name as The Society of Seven. The recording of this medley of songs, You Don't Know Me and Cuando Calienta El Sol was made at the Duke Kahanmoku Club, largest in famed Wakiki Beach.

Monday, August 12, 2013

MY LONELY HEART (The Thunderbirds)

From MrRainbow64 (youtube): By popular demand, here is My Lonely Heart by The Thunderbirds. The group was formed in 1963 with Tony Chong, Hamzah Hussein, Victor Lam and Derrick Fitzgerald. In 1965, they released their first EP, titled Tony Chong & The Thunderbirds, with Tony Chong, Derrick, Harvey, Ivan Fitzgerald and Freddie Tan in the line-up. The tracks included Little Lady and I'm As Sad As I Can Be. Their greatest hit, My Lonely Heart, composed by Harvey and the group's Manager Gerry Pasquel, was released in 1966. Its still one of the most popular local compositions, until this day. Other hits included You Were Made For Me To Love, I Miss Your Love & more.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

WHAT'D I SAY (Teddy Robin & The Playboys)

(From Wikipedia): Kwan Wai-pang (Chinese: 關維鵬; born 2 March 1945 in Guilin, Guangxi), better known as Teddy Robin (Chinese: 泰迪羅賓), is a Hong Kong English pop singer-songwriter, actor, and director. He began his music career in 1960s when Hong Kong English pop was at its peak in terms of popularity in Hong Kong. He led a band named Teddy Robin and the Playboys. He later became an actor, film director, producer and composer. Kelvin Kwan, his nephew, is currently a singer in Hong Kong.

Monday, July 15, 2013

TINTARELLA DI LUNA (Giancarlo & His Italian Combo)

By Shatinterry (youtube): Giancarlo & his Italian Combo, one of the few Italian band in HK, according to Uncle Ray, they were performing at the Paramount Night Club in TST. They had several recordings in HK at the 60s with Diamond Records, including Pepito Cha Cha,Tintarella Di Luna, with the popular dancing beat, were hits at the time. I've done this video with photos of the major pop groups in HK at the 60s, pse enjoy !!

Monday, June 24, 2013

YOUNGER GIRL (Teddy Robin and the Playboys)

From Wikipedia: Kwan Wai-pang (traditional Chinese: 關維鵬; born 2 March 1945 in Guilin, Guangxi), better known as Teddy Robin (Chinese: 泰迪羅賓), is a Hong Kong English pop singer-songwriter, actor, and director. He began his music career in 1960s when Hong Kong English pop were in its peak in terms of popularity in Hong Kong. He led a band named Teddy Robin and the Playboys. He later became an actor, film director, producer and composer. Kelvin Kwan, his nephew, is currently a singer in Hong Kong.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

COME BACK WHEN YOU GROW UP (Joe Junior and The Side Effects)

From Youtube (Shatinterry): Joe Junior, real name, Jose Marie Rodrigues born on 22/7/1946. He was from a Portuguese family in Macau and moved to HK where he was born & grew up. Ever since 1963, when Joe Junior became one of the top winner of the New Star Talent Contest and formed his first band with The Hunters and later D'Topnotes, the singer in him, has never look back. Joe's biggest break with his new outfit 'The Zoundcrackers' was when they were spotted by a producer of Diamond Record Co. during their debut performance as the supporting act of The Searchers concert in HK in 1965. After some members changes & left Zoundcrackers,Joe formed his new band Jor Junior & The Side-Effect. Starting with his first album 'Once Upon A Time' in 1965, Joe enjoyed almost ten years of both critical and commercial success which included 'Here's A Heart', a huge success, remaining in the No.1 spot of RTHK Top of The Pop Chart for seven consecutive weeks. Joe suffred from a major set-back in the 80s & early 90s, when Disco music & Karaoke dominate the pop scene, Luckily Joe had a successful return with the recording of 'Memories of the Sixties' in 1996. Text extract from 'Memories of The Sixties' CD

Saturday, September 1, 2012

CAN`T HELP FALLING IN LOVE (Kong Ling & The Fabulous Echoes)

From Questing Bandstand:Kong Ling is known as “Singing sweetheart of Hong Kong”. She won an inter-school competition in 1951. By 1954, she was singing in Singapore, an engagment which lasted for nine months. When she returned to H.K., her popularity only continued to grow. She was in such high demand that she was singing in three separate nightclubs every evening. In the beginning, Kong Ling was singing mostly Mandarin covers of popular English songs. She recorded her first LP in English in 1960 on Diamond label called “Hong Kong presents the Off-beat Cha Cha” (Off-beat was first popularized in Manila). In her second LP, “Theme from a Dream”, Diamond wanted the best so they got The Fabulous Echoes to back Kong Ling.