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BEDE LOPEZ replied to BEDE LOPEZ's discussion INVADERS AND TOKYO STEELBAND CLASH
"Allyur see Ellie easy going and stuff, ah hear Ellie wasn't Easy nah, To be able to Survive in those days, you can't be no Softy nah! "
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BEDE LOPEZ replied to BEDE LOPEZ's discussion INVADERS AND TOKYO STEELBAND CLASH
"Patrick, How Old were you in 1950? "As far as you can remember", if you was around that time you would have been Shutting everybody up. We only have a few people on WST that was in that Era, You have to be at least 74 yrs old right now to…"
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patrick ramdoo replied to BEDE LOPEZ's discussion INVADERS AND TOKYO STEELBAND CLASH
"No one messed with Invaders, as far as I can remember."
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"That's it!!! Quite a great teaser and a start to the film. Congrats, nice job. The set up to tell the story is magnificent and I cannot wait to see it all. Thanks."
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bob diaz replied to BEDE LOPEZ's discussion INVADERS AND TOKYO STEELBAND CLASH
"IM older than all of you so I'll set it straight ..it was definitely in 54/53 era I was in nelson street boys school at the time me and Martin Albino he should have an input in this how about it Martin, another simple way to verify it is that…"
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Edger Jackman replied to Pan Times's discussion Happy Birthday to Jonathan Scales
"Hey Bro.  Love your contributions to the movement. I've reached out to you about 3-4 years ago via your manager...didn't happen but we'll meet some day. Untl then, you celebrate your…"
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Merle Albino-de Coteau replied to Pan Times's discussion Happy Birthday to GARY CARDINEZ
"Belated  Birthday Greetings, Mr. Cardinez. May you live to see many, many more. God's richest Blessings!"
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Merle Albino-de Coteau replied to Pan Times's discussion Happy Birthday to Brent Holder
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Rudolph Walker left a comment for EDWARD TEDDY PINHEIRO
"That clash In front of the Hospital Which included San Juan All-Stars,Despers and Tokyo also had In between the band Rhapsody which had Cito Velasquez and Gerald Viera Mas Fruit&Flowers.I Think Desperadoes played Noah's Ark."
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Mervyn Taylor replied to BEDE LOPEZ's discussion INVADERS AND TOKYO STEELBAND CLASH
"no, the clash was in park st. check out blakie's lyrics. they're quite accurate!"
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BEDE LOPEZ replied to BEDE LOPEZ's discussion INVADERS AND TOKYO STEELBAND CLASH
"There were many more Steelband Clashes, but the Invader/Tokyo and the San Juan All Stars/Desperadoes Clash stands out. Most of the Clashes happened at Park/Charlotte Street and at Green Corner Anytime ah West Band reach as far as Park/Charlotte…"
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BEDE LOPEZ replied to BEDE LOPEZ's discussion INVADERS AND TOKYO STEELBAND CLASH
"Paddy, you getting that Invaders thing mixed up, That Invaders/Tokyo was different from the San Juan All Stars stuff,"
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Patricia Bevan commented on EDWARD TEDDY PINHEIRO's blog post No Title
"The clash with Highlanders was actually1965."
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paddy corea replied to BEDE LOPEZ's discussion INVADERS AND TOKYO STEELBAND CLASH
"HERE is what I know. I am not Trinidadian and wasnt there. My mother was in Charlotte St hospital at the time. it must have been late 50's possibly 57.. It was before the San Juan Allstars clash when San Juan Allstars  got wiped out by…"
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Patricia Bevan commented on EDWARD TEDDY PINHEIRO's blog post No Title
"The clash in 1966 on Charlotte street in front of the hospital did involve Highlanders.  That was the year they came out with the amplified pans and they were destroyed. "
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Ian Jones commented on EDWARD TEDDY PINHEIRO's blog post No Title
"Teddy is right - the San Juan All Stars - Desperadoes clash did take place in 1959 by the Hospital on Charlotte Street, and did not include Hi-Landers whom I believe were involved in another incident on Frederick Street in 1966."
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Vonulrick Martin commented on EDWARD TEDDY PINHEIRO's blog post No Title
"Teddy, The clash with San Juan All Stars and Desperadoes took place on Carnival Tuesday of 1966 on Charlotte Street in front of the Port of Spain General Hospital. Hi Landers Steel band was in the middle and as a result of this was completely run…"
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INVADERS AND TOKYO STEELBAND CLASH

Started by BEDE LOPEZ in News. Last reply by BEDE LOPEZ 26 minutes ago. 24 Replies

Do we have anybody on this Site that can relate to the Steelband Clash with Invaders and Tokyo (I think it was 1950) EG: like where you were at the time, what you saw? or what you hear from your Parents or your friends,…Continue

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Happy Birthday to Jonathan Scales

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Happy Birthday to GARY CARDINEZ

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Happy Birthday to Brent Holder

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Lord Blakie sang Steelband Clash in 1954, but the event took place in 1952[51].The clash in 1959 was with San Juan All Stars and Desperadoes combined with Tokyo by the hospital.

Posted by EDWARD TEDDY PINHEIRO on September 14, 2014 at 9:43pm 4 Comments

Lord Blakie sang Steelband Clash in 1954, but the event took place in 1952[51].The clash in 1959 was with San Juan All Stars and Desperadoes combined with Tokyo by the hospital.There was also another clash between two steelbands on Park Street between Frederich and Park Streets.This was not on a carnival day in the mid 50s. In those days steelbands were allowed on the streets on Discovery Day until the Baseball incident.

Teddy Pinheiro

Mr. Rudolph "Charlo" Charles was honoured posthumously with the Chaconia Silver Medal

Posted by Ian Franklin on September 13, 2014 at 7:46pm 3 Comments

Mr. Rudolph Charles, aka Charlo, Trail, The General and The Hammer was honoured by the Head of State of Trinidad and Tobago, President Anthony Carmora.  The ceremony took place in St Ann's, Port of Spain on August 31st 2014, which was the 52nd anniversary of Trinidad and Tobago's Independence.

Mr. Charles was awarded with the Chaconia Silver Medal, 29 years after his passing in 1985.  His medal was received by his brother, Mr. Kenneth "KC" Charles.

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