July 25, 2015
Your Weekend Entertainment by The Mekong
Dr Kamsiah and I promised you that Sir Cliff Richard will be our entertainer for this weekend. Let us start off with his rendition of Little Things Mean a Lot.
The sentiments reflected in this tune are out of date. 21st century women have no time for gentlemanly conduct like giving your hand when “she crosses the street”or “your shoulder to cry on”. Rosmah Mansor, for example, goes for power, diamonds and money. Others like members of the Housewives Club accept being second, third or fourth wives as long as their men are loaded with money.
Ask Tiger Woods and he will tell you that his former wife was after his money. These men (ah, Tiger is a very good-looking guy with uncontrollable urges that got into an expensive divorce) have looks that could sink a thousand ships. Well, that is my view (Din Merican).
There are exceptions are as in all things. And here Dr Kamsiah agrees. But in general, it is true that, as Dame Shirley Bassey says, “Diamond are Forever”. Rosmah has no difficulty in endorsing that statement.
Sir Cliff Richard OBE (born Harry Rodger Webb, 14 October 1940) is a British pop singer, musician, performer, actor and philanthropist. He has been a resident for most of his life in the United Kingdom, but in 2010 confirmed that he is now also a citizen of Barbados. In addition to his property in England, he divides his time between living in Barbados and at a vineyard property in Portugal. Richard has sold more than 250 million records worldwide. He has total sales of over 21 million singles in the UK and is the third-top-selling singles artist in UK Chart history, behind the Beatles and Elvis Presley.
With his backing group the Shadows, Richard, originally positioned as a rebellious rock and roll singer in the style of Little Richard and Elvis Presley, dominated the British popular music scene in the pre-Beatles period of the late 1950s and early 1960s. His 1958 hit single “Move It” is often described as Britain’s first authentic rock and roll song, and John Lennon once claimed that “before Cliff and the Shadows, there had been nothing worth listening to in British music.” Increased focus on his Christian faith and subsequent softening of his music later led to a more middle of the road pop image, sometimes venturing into contemporary Christian music.
Over a career spanning more than 50 years, Richard has become a fixture of the British entertainment world, amassing many gold and platinum discs and awards, including three Brit Awards—winning Best British Male twice and the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, and two Ivor Novello Awards. He has had more than 130 singles, albums and EPs make the UK Top 20, more than any other artist] and holds the record (with Elvis Presley) as the only act to make the UK singles charts in all of its first six decades (1950s–2000s). He has achieved 14 UK No. 1 singles (or 18, depending on the counting methodology) and is the only singer to have had a No. 1 single in the UK in 5 consecutive decades: the 1950s through to the 1990s. In 2008, he celebrated his 50th anniversary in music by releasing a greatest hits album, featuring the new track “Thank You for a Lifetime“, which reached number 3 in the UK singles chart. In November 2013, Richard released his latest album, The Fabulous Rock ‘n’ Roll Songbook, which became the 100th album of his career. –wikipedia.
Please enjoy your weekend and leave politics in Malaysia behind. We believe that time is a great equaliser. Najib’s fate is coming. It will be one of a disgrace. He will be remembered in our history as the Prime Minister who blew all opportunities he had to build a united and prosperous Malaysia. –Dr. Kamsiah and Din Merican
Sir Cliff Richard
Bonus: P Ramlee and Saloma