Thursday, September 30, 2010

ROSE GARDEN (Agnes Chan)



TOP TEN OF THE MONTH (Most viewed posts in September)
01 Circle Game (Agnes Chan)
02 The Voice of Love (Joe Junior)
03 Times of Your Life (France Yip)
04 It`s Only Love (Sam Hui)
05 Day Is Done (Agnes Chan)
06 Deborah (Joe Junior)
07 This Is My Song (Judy Jim)
08 I Go To Pieces (The Wynners)
09 The End Of The World (Tracy Huang)
10 Loving You (Teresa Carpio)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU (Teresa Teng)

From WIKIPEDIA:
Teresa Teng (January 29, 1953 – May 8, 1995), was an immensely popular and influential Chinese pop singer from Taiwan. Teresa Teng's voice and songs are instantly recognized throughout East Asia and in areas with large Asian populations. It is often said, "Wherever there are Chinese people, the songs of Teresa Teng can be heard." Her songs also enjoy huge popularity among Korean, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Malaysian and Indonesian listeners.
Teng was known for her folk songs and romantic ballads. Many became standards in her lifetime, such as "When Will You Return?" (何日君再來) and "The Moon Represents My Heart" (月亮代表我的心).[1] She recorded songs not only in her native Mandarin but also in Taiwanese, Cantonese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, and English.
Teng, a lifelong sufferer from asthma, died in 1995 from a severe respiratory attack while vacationing in Thailand. She was 42.


Saturday, September 25, 2010

COME ON DOWN TO MY BOAT (The Quests)

From SINGAPORE INFOPEDIA:
The Quests were a popular Singapore band of the 1960s. Formed in 1961 by Jap Chong, Raymond Leong, Henry Chua and Lim Wee Guan, and later including guitarist Reggie Verghese and singer Vernon Cornelius, the band is considered the most successful local band of that era. The band started out by performing cover versions of British and American songs, but went on to record a number of singles and albums containing original compositions. The band is best known for its original hit song "Shanty".

Monday, September 20, 2010

DAY IS DONE (Agnes Chan)

From WIKIPEDIA:
Agnes Chan began singing and playing guitar in her junior high years in Hong Kong, as volunteer work for fundraising events. She had a chance to record a cover of Joni Mitchell's "The Circle Game" with her elder sister, actress Irene Chan, and it became a hit song in Hong Kong. She became famous throughout southeast Asia through several of Chang Cheh's movies, including Young People and The Generation Gap.
Chan was brought to Japan by Japanese singer/songwriter Masaaki Hirao. In 1972 she recorded her first Japanese pop hit, "Poppy Flower (ひなげしの花)." Her clear voice, pretty looks, and imperfect Japanese made her a teenage idol. In 1973, Chan's third single, "Splendor in the Grass (草原の輝き)," earned her the Japan Record Grand Prix "Rookie of the Year" award.
Chan enrolled in Tokyo's Sophia University and studied for two years, after which she decided to take a break from the entertainment business and study social child psychology at the University of Toronto in Canada.
After graduating in 1978, Chan returned to Japan to resume her singing career. Her first Cantonese album was released in Hong Kong in 1979. She won a prize for her peace thesis for International Youth Year, 1984. Her first concert in China, a benefit for Soong Ching-ling's child fund, was held in 1985 at Beijing's capital gym for an audience of 54,000.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT (The Fabulous Echoes)

From QUESTING BANDSTAND:
The Fabulous Echoes were based in Hong Kong in the early 60′s. The early lineup of The Fabulous Echoes consisted of Tony Ruivivar (leader, guitar), Terry Lucido (keyboards), Stan Robertson (bass), Bert Sagum (vocals, percussions), Cliff Foenander (lead vocals) and Danny Ruivivar (drums, xylophone). Tony, Danny, Bert and Terry were from the Philippines. Cliff and Stan were from Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and Scotland respectively. Their first hit, “A little bit of soap”, stayed No. 1 for several weeks in H.K. in 1964. They secured a contract to play in Las Vegas and were later invited to appear in The Ed Sullivan Show. In 1968, they changed their name to Society of Seven and moved to Honolulu where they stayed. They have been a very successful act for over 30 years. In 2001, a second troupe by the name of Society of Seven LV was formed. This group alternates with the original, allowing the original group to perform outside Hawaii while they continue the engagement in Hawaii.

JACK IN THE BOX (Irene Ryder)

From WIKIPEDIA:
Irene Ryder was a popular Eurasian Hong Kong English pop singer in Hong Kong during the 1960s. In 1966, she attained the unofficial title of Go Go Queen after winning a talent quest. Her first single was To Sir With Love. Among the other singles that she recorded was a duet with Robert Lee, former member of Hong Kong beat band The Thunderbirds and the younger brother of Martial Arts star Bruce Lee. The single was called Baby Baby. In 1969, she was the only female singer chosen to represent Hong Kong at the 1970 World Expo in Osaka, Japan

Saturday, September 18, 2010

THE VOICE OF LOVE (Joe Junior)

From WIKIPEDIA:
Joe Junior (Real name Jose Maria Rodrigues Jr.) is a popular 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, Voice of Love, The End, I Got To Find a Cupid, ....
Rodriques' family is from Macau and is of Macanese (mixed Chinese and Portuguese) ancestry

Saturday, September 11, 2010

LOVING YOU (Teresa Carpio)

From WIKIPEDIA:
Teresa Carpio is a Hong Kong English pop and Cantopop singer, actress and singing teacher, born in Hong Kong, known for her powerful voice, diverse repertoire and bubbly personality, who has enjoyed substantial popularity in Hong Kong and other countries, particularly during the 1970s and 1980s. She is the mother of singer T. V. Carpio. Carpio's father is Filipino and her mother Chinese (Shanghainese). Born into a musical family (her grandfather was a concert violinist and jazz guitarist, her father Fernando, a noted jazz drummer, and several uncles were also professional musicians), Carpio began her career as a child star, winning Hong Kong's first Amateur Talent Quest in 1963 at the age of 6.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

WE CAN`T GO ON THIS WAY (Teddy Robin and The Playboys)

From WIKIPEDIA:
Teddy Robin and the Playboys was a 1960s HK English pop band. The most notable members were Teddy Robin (vocal and guitar), who has a successful career as a singer/songwriter and as actor/filmaker; and Norman Cheng (father of actor/singer Ronald Cheng) (lead guitar), who later in the 1970s went on to become a top executive in charge of the Southeast Asian operations of Polydor Records. Teddy Robin Kwan's two brothers were also part of the band, with Raymond Kwan on rhythm guitar and William Kwan on bass.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

I THINK OF HER (TV) (The Kontinentals)

Anders Nelsson and the Kontinentals on HK RTV in 1986. "I Think of Her" was a big hit in Hong Kong and Macau in 1964/5.