Danny Diaz & The Checkmates
They were part of the Hong Kong beat group scene between 1964 and 1969, that included other Hong Kong groups, such as Anders Nelson & The Inspiration, D'Topnotes, Fabulous Echoes, Joe Jr. & The Side Effects, Teddy Robin & The Playboys, Lotus, Magic Carpets, Mod East and Mystics and The Thunderbirds. They entered into a "Battle of the Sound" contest and conquered various groups, and in the final beat Teddy Robin & The Playboys to become the winner. Some recordings were released on the Diamond record label. In the late 1960s they covered a song that The Foundations had released, the Eric Allandale composition, "Solomon Grundy".
- "Solomon Grundy" / "Goodbye Baby" – Pye Records 7N.17690
- "What Ever Happened to Romance" – Jewel 71387
- Diamond Records Best Selection (Four CD) – Various artists – Universal Music (HK) (2006)
- "It's So Easy"
- "Up Up And Away"
- Krazy World World Beaters 4 – Various Artists (2005)
- "She's So Fine"
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- An introduction to the music scene which flourished in Hong Kong, Macau and Singapore in 1964–1969 Archived 2012-09-14 at Archive.today. Tofu-magazine.net. Retrieved on 2013-07-23.
- Album discography. Groups.msn.com. Retrieved on 2013-07-23.
- Album review. Progressive.homestead.com. Retrieved on 2013-07-23.
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