The images are of Amber Mansions, at the entrance of Orchard Road, where guitar groups played in the 60s during Tea Dances at The Celestial Room, on the floor above.
The Silver Strings was the guest band for many months and we had a taste of what tea dances were like when we performed there. It was a baptism of fire because it was the first time when the band had a regular weekend stint.
The person in charge of Celestial Room was Mr Quek Sin Bock, a rather robust business man, frank and full of good cheer. The Silver Strings with Andy, performed at the venue in the early 60s, way before other bands did.
The building has since been replaced by Dhoby Gaut MRT.
(Images: From The National Heritage Board Archives.)