Tuesday, November 15, 2011


From Shatinterry on youtube:
This is a 1961 Cliff & the Shadows recording covered by Joe Junior in 1967, the solo guitar on this recording most likely done by the late Wallace Chow of the Lotus, it's so beautiful.. Joe Junior, real name, Jose Maria 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 suffered from a major set-back in the 80s & early 90s, when Canto-pop & Karaoke dominate the pop scene. Luckily Joe had a successful return with the recording of 'Memories of the Sixties' in 1996.