The following will be guest speakers at the book launch:
- Lim Cheng Tju
- Sudhir Menon
- Casey Soo Wai Cheong
About Apache Over Singapore
The Cliff Richard and the Shadows concert in 1961 opened the floodgates for Singapore pop music as youngsters who attended the concert got the blueprint for pop music: a four-piece backing group fronted by a singer, male or female. Soon hundreds of groups were formed. These developments made for a very exciting pop scene in Singapore as there were releases to look forward to every week. With shows almost nightly and tea dances to welcome the week it was pop heaven.
This book examines why it was so. Individual profiles of the bigger acts study their careers in details and trends like rhythm and blues, the blues movement and pyschedelia are examined.
About the Author
Joseph Pereira was involved in pop music for 20 years. The music ranged from pop, to hard rock, blues, jazz rock, top 40 pop, rock and finally blues.
In 1999, his first book, Legends Of The Golden Venus, was published. Then followed work as producer of Singapore Sixties reissues – Treasures From The Past (Universal), Remember The Dukes (private), The Trailers (private), Steam Kodok (Grey Past Records), 100 Greatest (Universal) and More Singapore Sixties (Universal). He has also written extensively on music and non-music related subjects for publications and magazines in Singapore and five other countries.
31st August 2012
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