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Ian Franklin
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  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Ian Franklin replied to Aquil's discussion A CALL TO ALL BAND LEADERS, PAN MEN AND WELL WISHERS. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. TIME TO HIT THE STREETS.
"Aquil, If there is no cost to you all, can you all Facebook the discussion to us who cannot be present?"
Jul 27
Ian Franklin replied to Pan Times's discussion Pannists visit Kazakhstan for Espana Trade Expo
"Congratulations guys, Keep Trinidad and Tobago on a positive note."
Jul 27
Ian Franklin replied to Pan Times's discussion Diatonic performs in Taiwan
"Congratulations to the DIATONIC management, players, members and fans. Keep Trinidad and Tobago on a positive note."
Jul 27
Ian Franklin replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion BIG 5 CONCERT DVD? The BIG 5 should go ALL IN and hire a FIRST CLASS video crew to record this HISTORIC CONCERT!!!
"Thanks Claude Gonzales. I asked about a pay per view also."
Jul 9
Ian Franklin replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion BIG 5 CONCERT DVD? The BIG 5 should go ALL IN and hire a FIRST CLASS video crew to record this HISTORIC CONCERT!!!
"Thanks for the professional advice Ted Cloak."
Jul 9
Ian Franklin commented on Ian Franklin's blog post JUST SOME PAN TRIVIA!
"Thanks S. F. Thomas, A.L. Nunes and Evan Lobo. The 4 times the panorama winner won at position #1: 1973-All Stars, 1982-Renegdes, 1991-Desperadoes and 2011-All Stars. Five won at #4, Seven won #5, Six won at #6, Nine won at #8, Six won at #9 and…"
Jul 3
S. F. Thomas commented on Ian Franklin's blog post JUST SOME PAN TRIVIA!
"Interesting. I think I understand the logic behind the winning positions. #1 is good because all will remember who went first, including the judges. Last position also will stand out. Positions 8, 9 and 10 are the power positions. That takes some…"
Jul 3
A.L.Nunes commented on Ian Franklin's blog post JUST SOME PAN TRIVIA!
"(2) BANDS HAVE WON MORE PERFORMING AT POSITION #1 AT PANORAMA THAN POSITIONS 2, 3, 7, 11, 12 and 13. Really? I would never have thought so. Which bands are these?"
Jul 3
evan lobo commented on Ian Franklin's blog post JUST SOME PAN TRIVIA!
"great info as usual from ian"
Jul 3
Ian Franklin posted a blog post

JUST SOME PAN TRIVIA!

(1) FROM 1973 THROUGH 2015, TUNES WITH PAN AS PART OF THE NAME HAVE BEEN PERFORMED 66 TIMES AT CONVENTIONAL PANORAMA FINALS. (2) BANDS HAVE WON MORE PERFORMING AT POSITION #1 AT PANORAMA THAN POSITIONS 2, 3, 7, 11, 12 and 13. (3) OUT OF THE 54 YEARS OF PANORAMA FINALS, ONLY 3 YEARS STEEL ORCHESTRA PERFORMED A DIFFERENT TUNE. THE YEARS ARE 2006, 2015 and 2016. (4) RAY HOLMAN and DESPERADOES ARE THE ONLY NAMES THAT WERE PANORAMA FINALISTS IN 1960'S, 1970'S, 1980'S, 1990'S, 2000'S and 2010'S.See More
Jul 3
Ian Franklin replied to earl richards's discussion Is this important ? One of my goals for the BIG 5 Foundation (ISA) Is to make a serious attempt at standardising the entire family of PAN.
"I AGREE"
Jun 30
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."
Jun 23
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

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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 PAN TRIVIA!

Posted on July 2, 2017 at 6:17pm 4 Comments

(1) FROM 1973 THROUGH 2015, TUNES WITH PAN AS PART OF THE NAME HAVE BEEN PERFORMED 66 TIMES AT CONVENTIONAL PANORAMA FINALS.

(2) BANDS HAVE WON MORE PERFORMING AT POSITION #1 AT PANORAMA THAN POSITIONS 2, 3, 7, 11, 12 and 13.

(3) OUT OF THE 54 YEARS OF PANORAMA FINALS, ONLY 3 YEARS STEEL ORCHESTRA PERFORMED A DIFFERENT TUNE. THE YEARS ARE 2006, 2015 and 2016.

(4) RAY HOLMAN and DESPERADOES ARE THE ONLY NAMES THAT WERE PANORAMA FINALISTS IN 1960'S, 1970'S, 1980'S, 1990'S,…

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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.

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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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