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Ian Franklin
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  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Ian Franklin replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion INTERNATIONAL STEELBAND FOUNDATION (BIG 5) Concert is ONE MONTH AWAY
"Nice move Claude Gonzales, I will sponsor my brother. I hope that there is a maximum of representatives for each of the fab 5 and they are also pushing tickets. The entity that sells the most tickets should be noted."
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Ian Franklin replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion LEROY WILLIAMS: One of SO MANY EXPATS who took PAN to the WORLD!!!
"I first met Leroy in Brooklyn in 1976 when he blended our Despers USA's Pans and again in 2004 when he blended our Lauderhill Steel Ensemble's pans in Florida. He told me he was to hell and back. RIP Mr. Leroy Williams."
Jun 16
Ian Franklin replied to odw's discussion Grand Masters Speak on "Beating Pan"
"THANKS VERY MUCH odw. All respect to the speakers on this video. I came up in pan in the mid 1960's. Words/terms like beating pan, steelband, panman and sticks were the narrative. I stopped using the term beating pan, and steelbands in the…"
Jun 15
Ian Franklin replied to Pan Times's discussion International Steelband Foundation/Big 5 Trinidad-Tobago steel orchestras come together for PAN
"Why are we still using the word steelband. Steelband is tradition, STEEL ORCHESTRA is innovation."
Jun 8
Ian Franklin commented on Pan Times's video
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"Good luck to this new pan entity. I only have one suggestion, STEEL ORCHESTRA should replace the term Steelband."
Jun 8
Ian Franklin posted a blog post

JUST SOME MORE PAN TRIVIA!

THESE ARE THE GROSSED EARNINGS IN MILLIONS FROM 2007 THROUGH 2017 FOR THE LEADING 6 STEEL ORCHESTRAS AT PANORAMA FINALS.ALL STARS          9.9PHASE II              8.ISILVER STARS    6.9RENEGADES       5.9DESPERADOES  5.8EXODUS              5.3WHO DO YOU THINK IS #7?See More
Jun 4
Ian Franklin commented on Ian Franklin's blog post JUST SOME PAN TRIVIA!
"Thanks Guys for your comments. I did not want to name any Steel Orchestra or Arranger for this Pan Trivia. lol There is a book entitled "PANORAMA FINALS FROM 1963 TO PRESENT." The cost is $10.00 usd. Does anyone know who is the compiler?…"
Jun 2
S. F. Thomas commented on Ian Franklin's blog post JUST SOME PAN TRIVIA!
"Okay Claude, I hear dat! T'anks anyway... -Big Sid"
Jun 2
Claude Gonzales commented on Ian Franklin's blog post JUST SOME PAN TRIVIA!
"-Big Sid: The PANORAMA HISTORY RESULTS is INCOMPLETE. One man kept a diary -- which made him a genius in retrospect -- but he did not quite capture all of the information as an ENGINEER might want to see it today. So it will take a lot of research…"
Jun 2
S. F. Thomas commented on Ian Franklin's blog post JUST SOME PAN TRIVIA!
"Oops! CORRECTION! I flipped those two: Should read: Smooth's Hammer: 97.7% Boogsie's Feelin nice: 97.4%"
Jun 2
S. F. Thomas commented on Ian Franklin's blog post JUST SOME PAN TRIVIA!
"Thanks Claude.  As an engineer I couldn't help myself and whipped out my onscreen calculator to find: 1) Smooth's Hammer (1986)     : 487/500 ~ 97.4%, and 2) Boogsie's Feelin Nice (1987): 293/300 ~ 97.7%.  So…"
Jun 2
Claude Gonzales commented on Ian Franklin's blog post JUST SOME PAN TRIVIA!
"487 Boogsie 1987 -- This Feeling Nice!!! 462 Exodus 1992 -- Savannah Party!!! 278 All Stars 2011 -- It's Showtime!!!"
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S. F. Thomas commented on Ian Franklin's blog post JUST SOME PAN TRIVIA!
"Ian: Thanks for these bits of trivia. But tell us more .... who got the 487 and the 462 and the 278? I already know who got the 293 (All Stars with De Hammer).   The list of those who won playing from position #8, also the year, would be…"
Jun 2
Ian Franklin posted a blog post

JUST SOME PAN TRIVIA!

DO YOU ALL KNOW THAT FROM 1963 THROUGH 2017, LESS THAN 100 STEEL ORCHESTRAS ENTERED THE PRELIMS AT PANORAMA AND 69 HAVE QUALIFIED FOR THE FINALS?{1} OUT OF THE 69 FINALISTS, 12 HAVE WON AND PLACED, 14 HAVE PLACED EITHER SECOND OR THIRD AND 43 RAN OUT OF THE TOP-THREE.{2} TUNES WITH "PAN" AS PART OF THE NAME HAVE BEEN PERFORMED 66 TIMES BY PANORAMA FINALISTS FROM 1972 TO 2015. 44 OF THOSE TUNES BEGIN WITH "PAN" EXCLUDED TUNES ARE "Panman" - "Panyard Vibration" - "Panic" "Panama" - "Pandora" -…See More
Jun 2

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I am a proud product of Laventille. After family responsibilities my next love is for the National Instrument of T&T, and I hope that all of us will respect the instrument, and not abuse it. I,E, do not place chromed pans on the ground. I have penned 6 compilations: "400 Questions & Answers on Pan from 1960 to Present" "Crossword Puzzles of Trinidad & Tobago"
"Some multiplication made easy in T&T" "Trinbaku is my Sudoku in T&T" "Panorama Finals 1963 to Present" "Desperadoes<>Rudolph Charles and Beyond" My E Mail is, laventl@aol.com: Phone (754)779-7547:T&T (868)624-9317

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JUST SOME MORE PAN TRIVIA!

Posted on June 4, 2017 at 7:27pm 0 Comments

THESE ARE THE GROSSED EARNINGS IN MILLIONS FROM 2007 THROUGH 2017 FOR THE LEADING 6 STEEL ORCHESTRAS AT PANORAMA FINALS.

ALL STARS          9.9

PHASE II              8.I

SILVER STARS    6.9

RENEGADES       5.9

DESPERADOES  5.8

EXODUS              5.3

WHO DO YOU THINK IS #7?

JUST SOME PAN TRIVIA!

Posted on June 2, 2017 at 2:04pm 7 Comments

DO YOU ALL KNOW THAT FROM 1963 THROUGH 2017, LESS THAN 100 STEEL ORCHESTRAS ENTERED THE PRELIMS AT PANORAMA AND 69 HAVE QUALIFIED FOR THE FINALS?

{1} OUT OF THE 69 FINALISTS, 12 HAVE WON AND PLACED, 14 HAVE PLACED EITHER SECOND OR THIRD AND 43 RAN OUT OF THE TOP-THREE.

{2} TUNES WITH "PAN" AS PART OF THE NAME HAVE BEEN PERFORMED 66 TIMES BY PANORAMA FINALISTS FROM 1972 TO 2015. 44 OF THOSE TUNES BEGIN WITH "PAN"

EXCLUDED TUNES ARE "Panman" - "Panyard Vibration" - "Panic"…

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IT IS TIME STEEL ORCHESTRAS BECOME OWNERS

Posted on March 3, 2017 at 7:19pm 11 Comments

Steel Orchestras have to get together and brainstorm how to get into the Transportation and the Chroming of Pans Business.

I may not have the dollar, you may not have the dollar, he/she may not have the dollar. However, if WE get into COLLECTIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP, WE WILL HAVE THE DOLLARS.

From 2007 through 2017, The Large Bands Panorama Finalists have grossed $60,750,000.00 in prize monies.

It is time the Steel Orchestras work so they can benefit.

The Truckers, The…

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I NEED THE FOLLOWING INFOMATION.

Posted on January 11, 2017 at 6:50pm 2 Comments

Dear WST Members,

                                   I have the playing positions of the panorama winners from 1963 to 2016, except for 1968, 1969, 1971, 1989 and 1990.

At present, more winners have emerged performing at #8 and #10.

Most in the pan world do not like performing at position #1. However, would you believe that more steel orchestras have won more times playing at position #1 than #2, #3, #4, #5, #11, #12 and #13.

Congratulations to Lauderhill Steel Ensemble on you victory at Florida's 2016 Panorama

Posted on October 21, 2016 at 2:16pm 2 Comments

My thanks to all who complimented our Panorama Victory. I am mostly thankful that although I did go to Trinidad to ask for help from 3 Desperadoes panists, it did not come to fruition. No one from Desperadoes performed with LSE at the Florida Panorama on October 8th, 2016. LSE was the laughing stock of the pan world in Florida. Now that they won on their second attempt at Panorama, some are taking cheap shots, such as "we used players from Desperadoes," "we played under tents" and "we knew…

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At 9:10pm on September 6, 2016, Sheldon C Brown said…
Brother Franklin good day and I hope all is well with you
Recently i was in a discussion with the guys and the point of weather or not there was a band named boys town from point cumana that won the steel band music festival on two occasions,after much deliberations we could not decided on the facts so I thought of you to bring some clarity to the situation.this should not be a brainteaser for a man of your ability
By the way I'm the guy who was collecting the signatures in point on borough day this year
At 10:47am on September 27, 2014, Tanty Pearl said…

No. Belmont Valley Road

At 1:27am on April 2, 2014, Marcus Ash said…

Nice to know. Hope Florida is treating you well. Yes I read about my uncle tash in one of your books. On that note of books, I need a list of what books you have. I wanna get some for my personal collection so let me know what you have and the price :-D

At 8:35pm on April 1, 2014, Marcus Ash said…

LOL thanks Ian. Hope all is well on your side 

At 7:56pm on March 11, 2014, Glenroy R Joseph said…

Unfortunately, I was unaware of the show, Ian.

I'll try to tune in to it

At 1:58pm on October 20, 2013, FOY BARNES said…

Hi Ian, good to hear from you. I reached out to you a few weeks ago as I was going down to Ft,Lauderdale on a job interview. I was recruited by some headhunter about an architectural position. I did get the job so I will be relocating to Ft. Lauderdale in a few weeks. Hopefully we will hook-up some time.

At 9:59pm on September 4, 2013, Annette Agarrat-Beckles said…
Ian, This is the correct name of the publication, if you are interested in purchasing it. Annette

"Golden Anniversary of Panorama" is the latest publication of Pan Trinbago Inc TC.
At 9:16pm on April 29, 2013, Gordon said…

Ian,

Gordon from New York. Unfortunately my phone was stolen so I lost all your information. I am still very much interested in that book

At 8:47am on April 29, 2013, paddy corea said…

BIG UP IAN.  BRUTE FORCE (Antigua) had the record (earliest) untiL THIS. NICE WORK.  I need to contact HEADS. Ask  him  to call me re the TRIPPLE CELLO.  PADDY COREA Dspers USA

At 4:56pm on January 31, 2013, A.L.Nunes said…

Hi Ian

Not in the habit of checking my page. Saw your reply only today concerning the stats on the highest points awarded in a Panorama. Many thanks.

 

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