Tuesday, October 26, 2010

LOOK FOR A STAR (Joe Junior)

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, October 23, 2010

IF YOU WALK AWAY (Teresa Carpio)

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.

NOBODY`S CHILD (Irene Ryder)

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

MR RAINBOW (The Quests)

The Quests from Singapore. Mr Rainbow was one of their greatest hits in Hongkong.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

UP, UP AND AWAY (Danny Diaz and the Checkmates)

Danny Diaz & The Checkmates were three Filipino brothers with their brother-in-law (Romeo or Romy is married to Christine Samson, the one-time singer and bassist with D’Topnotes). They formed in Hong Kong and had a major hit “It’s So Easy” in 1966. The group’s big break came when they beat out the other top acts like Teddy Robin & The Playboys and The Mystics in the Levi’s Battle Of The Bands held in the Hong Kong Football Stadium in 1969. They went to the UK and made a few recordings out there including “Solomon Grundy”, 1969 UK). They disbanded in 1982.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

LET IT SHINE (Rowena Cortes)

Beautiful pop singer Rowena Cortes began her career by winning the 1976 Hong Kong Popular Song Contest.

REASONS WHY (Anders Nelsson and The Ming)

The Kontinentals, a schoolboy band originating at King George V School, is often credited with being the first Hong Kong band to record original compositions in the style of British pop of the early 1960s. Lead singer and bassist Anders Nelsson and lead guitarist Roy Davenport, composed I Still Love You and I Think Of Her, respectively, and the songs were chart-topping hits on the indie Orbit Records label owned by British jazz singer Gery Scott. Prior to this most English-language recordings in the British Colony had been so-called cover versions and with a few exceptions this trend continued in the 60s. Anders Nelsson continued as a singer song-writer with subsequent bands on the Diamond Music label and hits included Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind, Missing You and How Do You Do. Nelsson later resurfaced in the early 70s with a band called Ming which recorded mostly his own compositions, including Reasons Why, Never Coming Home and U 'n I. After the band broke up in 1976 Nelsson joined the label as a producer, eventually working his way up to A&R Manager. He left three years later to start his own company which managed and produced artists such as Louie Castro and Rowena Cortes, recording both in English and Cantonese