Diamonds Are Forever

This box-set of 4-CD compilation was released by Universal Music in Hong Kong in 2006. There are a total of 76 tracks featuring the best of Hong Kong pops from the 60s era. Some of the groups and artistes that contributed to this great CD package included Kong Ling, The Fabulous Echoes, Marilyn Palmer, Rowena, Teddy Robin & The Playboys, Danny Diaz & The Checkmates, The Zoundcrackers, The Lotus, Joe Jr & The Side Effects, The Mystics, Anders Nelson & The Inspiration, D'Topnotes, Mod East, The Menace, The Magic Carpet, The Living Set, Mike Souza, Michael Remedios, Deanie Ip, among others.


A Postcard From Hong Kong

Dear Loving Fans,
We are on our way back. Hong Kong is nice but as the Beatles said it "Get back to where you belonged..." That's what we are doing. And by the way, prior to our departure we recorded a groovy EP. Though we know the kind of music you go for, we still had quite a hard time picking out the real cool ones from our ever-expanding repertoire. See, we couldn't let you down. So don't let us down fans. Get your copies !
Fond Love,
The Quests

Music Makers

Music Makers, a compilation album of EMI artistes from the 60s. Produced by guitar guru Reggie Verghese, this album included contributions by The Quests (Hawaii Five-O, Memphis Street, Love At First Sight, When The Clock Strikes Twelve), Anita Sarawak (Baby It's You, Conversations), The Jetliners (Baby, Think), Sugiman (Adios Amour, If You Go Away), Rita & Sakura (Bala Bala) and Irene Ryder (I'll Never Fall In Love Again).


The Stylers

The Stylers, one of the most popular instrumental groups from the 60s , started out as The Angels in their early days and recorded their first Mandarin EP with a singer by the name of Maggie in 1962 under Miracle Records. Since then, led by the versatile John Teo, the group had came a long way and recorded several Mandarin instrumental albums, including some vocal ones in English and Hokkien as well. They were one of the few groups that had their own recording company over the years.

They were so popular during the 60s that their music accompaniment were much sort after by top artistes like Chang Siow Ying, Lena Lim, Wang Ching Yeng, Rita Chao, Sakura Teng, Suyin, Chopsticks Sisters, Ming Choo Sisters, Wu Kang, Yuli, Loong Piau Piau, Xie Cai Yin, Kok Peng Keen, Ervinna, Jenny Tseng, Rahimah Rahim and many others, when they recorded their respective albums.

The original Stylers were John Teo (lead guitar) Randy Lee Keng (rhythm guitar) Frankie (bassist) and Osman (drummer). Later, when Frankie and Osman left the group, they were replaced by Douglas Tan (bassist) and Alvin Wong (drummer).

The photo featured above was taken at the Victoria Memorial Hall. Standing from left to right, Robert Song and John Teo and seated from left to right, Alvin Wong, Douglas Tan and Randy Lee. Stylers music is still available on CDs today, check it out at Chinatown. Most members of the group are still active in the music scene today.