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 !


9 thoughts on “Farewell…Loga

  1. Loga, trima kasyyyyyhhhh…..

    My deepest condolences to his families. I literally grew up with your songs you belted out together with David. Your hairstyles rock!

  2. OMG! Deepest condolences to David and the Arumugam family.

    The Alleycats – to me a symbol of Malaysia in better days.

    “Andainya aku pergi dulu sebelum mu…” [sob]

  3. Regret laa Sis. Few months ago they were playing at a place near my house in Mutiara Damansara. Walking distance pulak tu… I saw David kat kedai mamak near Tesco. SO sad, now no chance. But no fear, he will live on in our hearts thru’ his music!

  4. sob..sob..
    i grew up wif their songs. d last i saw his performance, at PJ Hilton around last year. now he’s gone… my deepest condolence to david n families… “sekuntum mawar merah, sebuah puisi…”

  5. Danse,

    Read in the Star today RTM to feature a three-part tribute to Loga (and the Alleycats). Shows starts 8.45pm tonight.

    Now, that is nice of the government. Trima kasyyyyyhhhh…..

  6. My deepest condolences to the Alleycats and their respective families. I am deeply honoured to have grown up with their music and their presence I’m sure made a world of difference to the people around them.

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