Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Joe Chelliah

Joe Chelliah was the leader of the legendary Jayhawkers, who backed Roziah Latiff on Phillips records. He is also the head of an Events Management Group in Malaysia called NJ Entertainment, Author of several wonderful books on Malaysian music, including an autobiography just released called "the Times and Chimes of Joe Chelliah".

Joe drove down from KL with his wife so that we could meet before I left Johor Bahru for Singapore. It was a huge gesture on his part to drive for 3 hours so that I could interview him and I am very glad that we were able to meet and talk. Joe had many good insights to add for my documentary film project and even though we were only able to meet for one evening, we made the most of the time we had (we stayed up talking till 3am).

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much Carl for your ongoing efforts to research and document a part of Malaysia's musical past. BTW, driving down to meet you is peanuts compared to your efforts from across the globe. God Bless You Carl. Thanks on behalf of the music community in Malaysia. Joe Chelliah