Apparently, Singapore music in the 60s was really something; people would actually bother to listen to the local bands and give their support. Bands like The Quests, Naomi and the Boys, The Crescendos actually made it to the local charts and did well.

 

 

Apparently, this golden age of Singapore music kinda died because of a myriad of factors: they promoted terrible western culture; including males with long hair. I’ve heard stories of the The Beatles landing in Singapore and not being allowed to perform because they had long hair.

 

 

Apparently, Singapore music has since lost that kind of clout it had with the local market. Unless you’re talking about the mando pop scene. The quests and the trailers disbanded eventually; it wasn’t practical anymore. This same reason pervades our music scene to this day.

Apparently, some of Singapore music from the 60s is available on youtube today. If you’re a Singaporean who loves music, then like it or hate it. Don’t ignore it. It’s our heritage, and we haven’t topped the success they had for the past few decades.

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