This Is Love

In an old photo, two young Filipino men stand in front of microphones, singing. Spanky Rigor is on the left, grinning at the audience while he sings. His bandmate is also singing while playing a guitar. The men have shoulder length hair and mustaches and wear button down shirts.

Episode 64: Punch the Moon

Episode #64

2023-04-26 05:00:53


Growing up, Albert Samaha knew his uncle Spanky Rigor had been a musician in the Philippines. Spanky had helped start a band called VST & Company in the 1970s. But it wasn’t until Albert was an adult that he realized how famous Spanky really was.

Albert Samaha’s book is Concepcion and you can find more photos of VST here.