2008/07/22

Shirley Nair & The Silver Strings

Shirley Nair & The Silver Strings, featuring Audie Ng, David Chen, Merlin Lim and Mohamed Khan. Together, they recorded You're The Boy, If You Ever Go, Don't Leave Me, I Won't Let You See Me Cry, I'll Remember Today, Two People, Too Late For Tears and Come Back To Me.

6 comments:

Andy Young* said...

Hi Vernon,
I find your blog incredibly informative and interesting. Your knowledge of the Singapore music heyday is great. I have also done a blog and it all started on 8th November last month where I appeared with the Silver Strings,Veronica and Mike & Herb at VivoCity. Were you there?

My intention is to radiate from the Strings and catch others who were in the scene too. Do visit my blog.

Cheers,
Andy

Vernon Cheong said...

Hi Andy,

Thanks for your kind words. Yes, I was at that Reunion of the 60s Show held at the Vivo City. It was a great show for oldies like us ! The Silver Strings impressed me most with their repertoire of music and their neat outfit, something that most bands of the past have discarded. It was a very welcome change to see you guys all dressed up like it was during the 60s. Veronica probably stole the show for the evening with her powerful voice despite the years and most of us can easily relate to her because of her Connie Francis and Millie Small image. Its a pity that she did not record with the Silver Strings during those golden years.

I was fortunate enough to attend another show she did with Pennylane at the Singapore Swimming Club about a week earlier. Besides Jap Chong and Wee Guan of the Quests, Michael Png of the Mandarins were also featured in Pennylane's line-up for that evening.

Would be delighted to visit your site if you could provide me the link. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Keep well !
vernon cheong

John R. Hendrickson said...

Dear Vernon,
Great site, I really enjoyed it. I had the opportunity of meeting Shirley Nair in Singapore in 1967 while I was on R&R from Vietnam, it was around the time they had released "Come Home To Me". Shirley and the Silver Strings were playing at my hotel. Shirley took the time to take me to Phillips Records to show me were they did their recordings and also gave me a signed record. Unforntunately the record was destroyed upon returning to Vietnam. I never saw or talked to Shirley after that and I was wondering if you could tell me what became of her. I never forgot her because of the kindness she showed to a young man a long way from home.
Again, thanks for the great site and keep up the good work.

John R. Hendrickson
Fort Worth, Texas

Vernon Cheong said...

Dear John,

Thank you for your interesting post. Would like to reply to you if you could advise me your email address.

regards,

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Preussag said...

Hi Vernon,

I just bought "Singapore 60s: The definitive collection" after reading about it in your blog. I'm listening to Shirley Nair now. Great voice! I am surprised how many singing talents there were in Singapore in the 60s. Well, Singapore had the ingredients for a great regional entertainment industry but things didn't turn out this way. I'm 33 and was born in the 70s. So, I grew up in the dour industrial and technical era of Singapore. I'm glad I bought the collection and look forward to listening to all the songs and updates in your informative blog.