Ah…Monday morning is greeted by another somber news. Bernama reported that Loga Arumugam (above, 3rd from right) of the hit Malaysian band Alleycats passed away after a battle with lung cancer. My condolences to David, his brother and his family.
The band whose songs many Malaysians at least 30 years of age and above must have sung or hummed to at least once in their lifetime, has lost an energetic, entertaining member.
Alleycats was one of the few multi-racial bands that delivered hits after hits during the late 70s, 80s and 90s in Bahasa Malaysia at a time when a non-Malay’s fluency in the language was a source of bemusement.
Who can forget songs like Suara Kekasih, Andainya Aku Pergi Dulu, Kerana Kau and the anthem of the 1990 KL SEA Games that was saw one of the best SEA Games showing by the Malaysian contingent, Thanks For The Memories. My own personal favourite was Sekuntum Mawar Merah.
Farewell Loga, and TrimaKasaaaaaaayyyy for the Songs !