Band names & Line-ups collected from Facebook Group: Legendary Musicians of Karachi
Compiled By Nurjehan Mawaz-Khan
Recorded bands from 1960 to 1970:
The Moon-Glows ~ Ronnie Rangel (vocals), Norman D’souza (rhythm), Colin D’souza (saxophone), Dominic Fernandes (drums), Maxi (bass)
The Bugs ~ Farooq Fatah (guitar), Ayaz Fatah (guitar), Afzal Javeri (bass), Jamshed Muzaffar, Amir Ausaf (drums)
The Aay Jays ~
The Blue Birds ~
Willie Po & the Boyz ~ Sabby Noronha, Peter Patrick, Macky, Leslie Patrick & Titus Nunes
The Drifters ~ Peter Paul Fernandes, Manuel Fernandes, Ronnie Rangel (Popat Lal), Edward Mendes, Alan Goveas, Alan Alberque (bass) & Dawn Davis (Fernandes)
The Xavier Sisters ~ Cecile, Jennifer, Brenda and Cynthia
The Panthers ~ Norman Braganza (lead and vocals), Fasahat Hussein (sitar, keyboard and tabla), Eric Fernandes (bass) and Ahsan Sajjad (drums and lead vocals) – 1967
The Strollers ~ Stephen Silvera (manager), Noel Roderigues (drums), Lourdes (rhythm guitar), Owen Patrick (bass), Carlyle Rocha (lead guitar)
The Fore Thoughts ~ Aman Ibad (guitar) and Wamiq Saeed (drums)
The Black Pirates ~ Fasahat Syed (organ) and Eric Fernandes (bass), Basheer Balouch (guitar) Jim And The Junks ~ Khalid Fatah (bass), Jamshed Muzaffar(jim) (lead singer), Khalid Nawaz- Shifty (drums), Asif (rhythm), Alam (lead)
Surfers ~ Max Dias (lead), Bunty/Bunzy, Ken (drummer), Jeffrey Besterwich Mods
Silhouettes (from Dacca) ~ Azam, Anjun, Mansoor, Jawed, Ajmal and Richard
Blitz ~ US Embassy Kids
Bloody What’s The Matter ~ Khalid Fatah (bass), Afzal Javeri (lead singer), Asif (rhythm), Nasir (drums), Alam (lead)
Blaze Pereira Band ~ Blaze, Ritchie Alvarez (keyboard), Brenda Murray, Romaldine (vocals), Errol Pereira, Ronnie Dias (guitar) & Ron Pinto (guitar)
The In-Crowd ~ Edgar Saville (keyboard), Norman D’souza (lead/guitar), Sydney D’souza (drums), Ivan Menezes (guitar), Leon Menezes(guitar).
Later, Willy Po, Titus Nunes, Hillary, Donald, Ron.
The Talisman Set ~ Iggy Castelino, Norman D,souza (vocals), Colin, D’souza, Thaddeus Pinto,Martin Fernandes, Charlie D’souza, Popat Lal, Max Dias (lead/rhythm), Freddy Barrel (drums), Nobby Furtado (bass) and Julius Saldhana
The Keynotes ~ Joe D’costa (drums), Malcolm Fernandes (guitar/saxophone/flute/vocals), Ron Pinto , Everad Remedios, Ainsley Highfield, Nobby Furtado, Trevor D’mello, William, Hillary Furtado, Max Dias and Cesca Domingo (vocals/tambourine)
Lotalics ~ Lotia family
The Blue Shadows ~ Ralph Daranjo, Paul Sebastien, Ronnie D’souza, Cajie D’souza and Alfred Hou.
Francisco Group ~ Francis Gonsalves, Thomas D’Souza (piano), Marcelline Gouveia and Roman Francisco (bass).
The Cossacks ~ Paul Rodrigues, Francis D’Costa, Daphne Lobo (vocals), Joe Fernandes and Ritchie D’Souza.
The Saints of Rawalpindi ~ Anjum (guitar) , Alam (drums) , Mike D’Souza (bass), Bobby Nasir (lead).
Captivators ~ Alan Albuquerque (bass), Mario Rebello (drums), Peter Paul Fernandes (lead/vocals), Allan Goveas (keyboard), Dawn Davis (vocals) and Reggie Gomes (saxophone).
Fatah Brothers ~ Khalid Fatah, Ayaz Fatah, Farooq Fatah and Mansur Fatah.
Flintstone ~ (D’Souza brothers) Godwin, Xavier & Roy D’Souza, Tony Misquita (drums) // Edgar, Christine, Xavier, Angela and Anthony.
Butterflies ~ Maryanne Perreira, Alice Paulose, Margaret Andrades and Kevin Miranda.
Rhythm Quintet aka Soares Bros ~ Tony Pinto (lead/vocals) , Alex Soares (keys), Peter Soares (drums/clarinet), John Soares (bass/vocals), Paul Soares (sax/vocals)
The Vibrations (1981) ~ Ian Birch (bass), Clyde Francis (drums), Ricky Cummins (organ), Gerard Vanderlowen (guitar) and Alex Rodrigues (saxophone)
The ’21st Century’ ~ 1971 Tariq Mirza (TEE-M) Zahoor Karamally, Feroze Dada and Ali Asghar on drums
The Samba Rhythm Kings ~ early 40s John D’souza, Alex Rodrigues, Victor, Janu Vaz +4 members
Ivan’s Aces (1969) ~ Nigel Pushong (drums), Jerry Vernem (bass), Alan Derrick (rhythm) and Ivan Bawa (lead singer and guitar).
Women in the 60s and 70s ~ with the Xavier Sisters becoming the first Pakistani all-women band to perform live and on Radio Pakistan. Yvette Fyfe (vocals/guitar), Hilda Perreira (acoustic), Anne Franco (vocals), Cesca Domingo (vocals).
List taken from and added to from the Facebook Group Legendary Musicians of Karachi and the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kCahl0eQgw
by lynettedias on Mar 16, 2011 for LMK.
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