The Tabitha Wang article I mentioned in my previous post was actually about reminiscing about the music of the eighties. Reading the article reminds me of a couple of tunes by a Canadian pianist by the name of Frank Mills which was also from the early 80’s. At that time, Frank Mills’ Music Box Dancer was a big hit in the Singapore pop charts. I believe not till Richard Clayderman came along had piano tunes been so popular as pop hits.
For the younger ones who do not know Frank Mills and are curious to know what the song sounds like, here's the link that I found on YouTube.
Somebody actually made this interesting comment about this song:
”As an infant, my parents say this is the only song I'd fall asleep to. They held me up a stereo speaker while it played on the radio, and, like magic, I was out like a light.”
But, my favourite tune from that album by Frank Mills was not Music Box Dancer but a rather solemn tune called The Poet and I. I was trying hard to remember what the tune was like and searched for it on YouTube. Unfortunately, I could not find a piano version but only able to find this a guitar rendition by a Korean gentleman. You can listen to it here. Hope you like it.
There’s a third song from Frank Mills’ album which I also liked. It was called From a Sidewalk Café. To hear the tunes of these three songs that I recommended, or rather segments of them, you can go to this music store:
I think even the present generation will like Frank Mills’ music because this genre of music is quite timeless.
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