We performed all around the island in the 1960s-1970s. Those days were the best, where we enjoyed our music to our hearts’ content and were very grateful when people appreciated our songs.
Ahhh i see, papa, what is the inspiration behind this song then?
Long story, James. First loves, alright. I was in school studying and I used to go to house parties. There, I met a girl.
I started to pursue her but I was rejected. I became dejected and felt sorry for myself. Late at night, I took my guitar and started writing songs. This is how “Lonely Heart” came about.
Alright, So British music flourished in Singapore during that time, when a number of local bands became extremely popular with their cover versions of British and American songs as well as original compositions.
KNOCK OUT!the Beatles
Did you know that In 1964, The Quests’ “Shanty” knocked The Beatles’ “I Should Have Known Better” off the top of the local charts and stayed at the number one spot for 12 weeks? It was the first time a local band had such a spectacular achievement!