2019, November 11. National Stamp Collecting Month:
Pinoy Music Icons
Litho Offset, Amstar Printing Company, Inc., Perf 14
Souvenir Sheets of 3
135p Pinoy Music Incons - Souvenir
Sheets of Three
45p - Rene Garcia
45p - Rico J. Puno
45p - Pepe Smith
First Day Covers: Manila
NATIONAL STAMP COLLECTING MONTH -
FEATURING PINOY MUSIC ICONS
RENE GARCIA – INTRODUCED THE MANILA SOUND.
Rene Garcia, along
with his older brother Dennis formed a band named Hot Dog and
invited Ella del Rosario as female solo vocalist.
At a time when Filipino music was hardly favored and
practically in limbo, Hotdog, the Pinoy pop rock band started a
revolution that we know today as Original Pinoy Music (OPM).
It was during the 70’s that
the local music industry was topped by foreign music that were
playing disco and funk sounds. Most local artists would imitate
these foreign tunes in the hopes to become visible. However, Hotdogs
changed the music landscape in the Philippines completely. Manila
Sound was popularized by their many hit singles, including
“‘Manila'”, which has come to epitomize this genre.
RICO J. PUNO – THE TOTAL ENTERTAINER.
Enrico de Jesus Puno, better known as Rico J. Puno, was a
Filipino singer, composer, comedian, actor and television host who
was credited as a pioneer-promoter of Original Pilipino Music (OPM).
He started the trend of incorporating Tagalog lyrics in his
rendition of American songs such as The Way We Were.
Puno is also known as a singer who regularly infused his
on-stage performance with tongue-in-cheek comedy and adult humor. In
1976, Puno won the Aliw Award for Most Promising Entertainer. Two
years later, he became Aliw's Entertainer of the Year.
His Rico in Concert show at the Cultural Center of the
Philippines launched him as one of the foremost Philippine pop
PEPE SMITH - FATHER OF
Joey “Pepe” Smith, born
to an American father and Filipina mother and acknowledged as the
Father of Philippine Rock. A
singer and songwriter he introduced a genre of music that swept the
Philippines during the ‘70s. His Juan dela Cruz Band was
instrumental is revolutionizing the way Philippines viewed and
appreciated rock music. Smith and his band was one of very few
Filipino performers who did opening acts during the July 4, 1966
historic and controversial first and only concert of the Beatles in
Philippines. His admiration of the Beatles further strengthened his
love for music. His
first album with Juan Dela Cruz band is "Up in Arms" which was
released in 1972. All songs in the album were in English. It was not
until the following year that "Ang Himig Natin" (Our Sound) started
the Filipino rock revolution. The band's last hit was "Kahit Anong
Mangyari" in 1981. He and his band was part of the first open field
rock festival in the Philippines which was held in Antipolo in 1970.
In 2005 his very first solo album titled Idiosyncrasies was
released. The 14-track
album was three-years in the making; he started recording the album