Saturday, March 31, 2012


A MILLION TO ONE (Anders Nelson Group)

From Wikipedia:
Anders Nelsson has been a part of Hong Kong's entertainment scene for over 50 years, starting in school bands in his alma mater, King George Vth School, and going on to practically all aspects of the industry. His first professional singing performances were with The Kontinentals, and he continues singing, composing and recording to this day and is currently working on a new collection of songs for release in 2011/2012. He has acted in countless episodes of Chinese TV dramas on all Hong Kong's TV channels, including CTV, RTHK, RTV, ATV and HK-TVB and has recently been discovered by TV stations in China. His first and most famous acting job was in the Bruce Lee film Way Of The Dragon, in which he played a thug in a back alley, and recently he was invited to play the role of Lee's headmaster in the biopic Bruce Lee, My Brother. Behind the scenes he has worked as a journalist writing about entertainment, music publisher, and as A&R Manager at EMI (HK) Limited in the 1970s and Managing Director of BMG Pacific Limited from 1989 to 1992. Nelsson has been working as a radio DJ since winning several DJ contests while still a teenager, and currently works for public broadcaster RTHK. He also DJs 'live' and acts as Master of Ceremonies for events of all kinds. He currently runs his own Anders Nelsson Group of Companies, working with music publishing, event production and sourcing of products for the entertainment industry. In 2010 he celebrated 60 years in Hong Kong and in 2011, his 65th birthday.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

DONNA (Joe Junior & 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