Youthful Excitement and Limited Resources Propelled Penang’s 1970s’ Music Scene

By Kelvyn Yeang

August 2021 FEATURE
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POPULAR MUSIC IN the 1970s was a time of many firsts which united Malaysians of diverse races. Legacy musicians appeared who paved the way for new talents. Quite excitingly as well, Penang witnessed her first wave of recording artistes – and an all-girl group, The Ladybirds, believed to be the first such group in Malaysia.Love of music was what drove them, and always from a very early age. Penang Monthly features four of these talents here:Colleen ReadThe year was 1947...

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Kelvyn Yeang

Proficient in multiple creative disciplines, Kelvyn Yeang is a musician by night and media content creator by day. When he is not writing, designing, or creating, Kelvyn wanders the streets of George Town in search of a good story and a cup of coffee.