2008/07/19

The Checkmates

The Checkmates, featuring Benny Chan, Hann Hussein, Lawrence Lee and Amir Samsudin. Their first EP recording included four original instrumental compositions - 45 RPM, Galaxy, Sylvia and Lady In White. The Checkmates also accompanied The Cyclones and Bryan Neale in their recordings.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was looking up on the Checkmates and came across your site. That's my Father in Law on the right, Benny Chan. My, he looks young but recognisable!! :-)


I will mention this link to him.

VERNON CHEONG said...

Hi,

Thanks for your posting.I am glad you've found The Checkmates here. They were one of the top local bands during the 60s. Cheers.

Anonymous said...

Dear Anonymous,

Would you introduce your Father in law to me ? I would like to have a discussion with him about Checkmates.

Joseph.C.Pereira

Delvy said...

I'm the son of Amir Samsudin.. My dad resides in Jakarta now, last week I went to Singapore and got a chance to talk to lim thian soon.. One of my dad's band members, The Straydogs..

Delvy said...

Dear Anonymous,

My dad was also in the Checkmates, he's the 2nd from the right.. I think my dad would be more than happy to contact to your father in law.. could you please contact me trough my email so that I can contact your father in law

Anonymous said...

It warms my heart that reunion of old buddies are made possible here. Thanks for hosting this blog, Vernon. I must say you also runs a tight ship here.

Bernedette.

Anonymous said...

I was an old friend of Laurence Lee. I was from Kuching, Sarawak. I hope Laurence is well. I am so happy to find this site.

rusli hashim said...

I just got this only ep by The Checkmates... Boy, such good music ... kind of like The Shadows playing. Wish they still perform.