By Joseph C. Pereira

The Cliff Richard and the Shadows live performance in November 1961 opened the floodgates for Singapore pop song as kids who attended the live performance acquired the blueprint for pop tune: a four-piece backing crew fronted through a singer, male or lady. quickly enormous quantities of teams have been shaped. in the meantime, Beatles and Merseybeat broke via across the world and taken one other sonic shift within the Singapore song scene. Then got here rhythm and blues and this turned the 3rd movement.

These advancements made for a truly intriguing pop scene in Singapore as there have been releases to seem ahead to each week from EMI, Philips, Decca and different list businesses, together with neighborhood labels. With exhibits nearly nightly and tea dances to welcome the week it used to be pop heaven.

This publication examines why it was once so. person profiles of the larger acts research their careers in information and tendencies like rhythm and blues, the blues move and pyschedelia are tested. The attitudes of officialdom to this phenomenon in Singapore in addition to different elements just like the infrastructure that helped the sixties pop track flow also are discussed.

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