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Trini, grew up supporting Southern Marines. Nowadays a fan of Phase II, but love them all...

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At 9:12am on March 27, 2012, BEDE LOPEZ said…

Thanks Sid, we will talk again

At 10:30pm on July 28, 2010, Glenroy R Joseph said…
Yes, i know some of those names, , Malcolm Jones and Trevor Scott were a couple years older than us.
Trevor's brother Hubie, their cousin James Babb and a few of us used to lime in Frederick street, Marabella.
I also knew Robert Sair. As a matter of fact, he was one of the guys I spoke to after the clash
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Guinness Gondoliers was a tough band from the Coffee who also played military mass, and were our natural rivals.

For a while, they and All Stars were the biggest bands in Sando.

I remember they portrayed an outstanding tribute to John Kennedy after his death.
The clash may have damaged that band, because shortly afterwards Bobby and his brother took some members and left them to form Cavaliers.

Guinness had both bands compete in a musical "shootout" for the sponsorship, and the Cavaliers won.

That was how Guiness Cavaliers was born.

BTW I don't know if you remember the druggist in Marabella at the time, but he was a large man, maybe Syrian, and with a beard he made a perfect Fidel Castro. We had an outstanding presentation that year, and our bomb tune was Handel's Largo.

I remember Marines going up the Coffee at about seven pm that Carnival Tuesday playing our bomb tune, and we clashed with Gondoliers right by Presentation College.
I remember being told how fast "Castro" moved down Lord street. I believe Robert Sair was the one who told me this

. I didn't see "Castro", because I also ran like hell.
At 1:42pm on July 28, 2010, Glenroy R Joseph said…
Yes, we may know some of the same people.

I went to Naparima and left to become an apprentice in Texaco in 1962. I worked in the electrical dept . until I left T&T in 68.

I played military mas with the Marines in 63. ( The Cuban Crisis).

That was the year we clashed with Guiness Gondoliers on the Coffee.

Nice meeting someone on this forum with those roots.

Glen
At 1:17am on July 28, 2010, Glenroy R Joseph said…
Hey, Big Sid, We must have something in common. I'm a Marabella boy and I also grew up with Southern Marines.

Even played mas with them back when playing mas was cool :).

I also beat pan with Scarlet Symphony which broke off from Marines. After they broke up I beat pan with Silvertones in Sando.

I left Trini in '68..

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