Zainal Abidin Interview
- Joseph Clement Pereira Fonds
Joseph Clement Pereira
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Joseph Pereira interviews Zainal Abidin, bass player with The Dukes, a 1960s band; Pereira asks Abidin how the James Cook boys was formed; Abidin talks about how he played with the James Cook boys in secondary school, how they played first in the school then in British military bases; how the band's name was changed to The Dukes, first gig at a tea dance, kind of music they played; television appearances of The Dukes, how Abidin left the band in mid-1960s to join the army; how the name for The Dukes came about; Abidin talks about his various competition entries and the piece 'False Alarm'; Abidin makes a comparison of The Dukes and The Quests and talks about the various members of the band; the group's musical influences and the types of people who came to the tea dances where The Dukes played.