Chinese vinyl record by Fang Ling Ling, STR-1052

This Chinese vinyl record features songs by singer Fang Ling Ling (方玲玲) with accompanying music by the band The Stylers. The 45 rpm record was produced by Cartoon Record.In the 1960s, many saw the lucrative business potential in the local Chinese pop music market which led to a mini boom in the industry. Small recording companies sprouted, attracting many aspiring singers. By the 1980s, Singapore rivalled Taiwan as the Mandarin pop capital in Asia, with its quality recording and production facilities. This vinyl record is part of the museum’s collection of Chinese pop releases in Singapore and Malaysia from 1965 to the early 1980s, prior to the ‘Xin Yao’ movement in the mid-1980s. The collection comprises of 45 rpm and 33 rpm recordings of local talents released by Singapore and Malaysian production companies, as well as foreign releases that featured Singaporean artists. The collection provides invaluable aural information on the history of popular music in Singapore.

Date/Period
1960s-1980s
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Unknown Type: Record 17.5 cm, Gross measurement: Sleeve 18 x 18 cm
Accession No.
2008-03311
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Category
Folklife Collection