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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" - "Play Mr. Panist Play" and
"Disappearing Panyards"

{3} MOST LARGE PANORAMA FINALIST HAVE WON PERFORMING AT POSITION #8.

{4} With a 5-judge panel,THE MOST POINTS AWARDED TO A PANORAMA WINNER IS 487, AND THE LEAST IS 462.
{5} With a 3-judge panel, THE MOST POINTS AWARDED TO A PANORAMA WINNER IS 293, AND THE LEAST IS 278.

Peace and Pan!

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Comment by Ian Franklin on June 2, 2017 at 11:32pm

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? His number is (954) 496-5005 though. (lol)

Comment by S. F. Thomas on June 2, 2017 at 10:08pm

Okay Claude, I hear dat! T'anks anyway...
-Big Sid

Comment by Claude Gonzales on June 2, 2017 at 9:10pm

-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 to make the document complete -- if it is even available!!!

Of course, PAN TRINBAGO will tell the PNM to give them  TWO MILLION DOLLARS to research and complete this document and the money will just disappear like all the other MILLIONS did!!!

But this is a project that SHOULD BE COMPLETED!!!

That is ALL I have to say on THIS TOPIC!!!

Comment by S. F. Thomas on June 2, 2017 at 6:23pm

Oops!

CORRECTION! I flipped those two: Should read:

Smooth's Hammer: 97.7%

Boogsie's Feelin nice: 97.4%

Comment by S. F. Thomas on June 2, 2017 at 6:21pm

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 Smooth's "Hammer" (1986) tops the list by a narrow margin. I definitely wouldn't argue with that.

1987 was a very special year for Panorama. There was a tie for 2nd place between Jit's and Desper's "Pan in A Minor", with Smooth's "Curry Tabanca" bringing up 4th place! I doubt there was ever a better Panorama.

So here is another trivia question: What Panorama year rates highest for the points aggregate over the top 4 bands? 

-Big Sid

Comment by Claude Gonzales on June 2, 2017 at 5:26pm

487 Boogsie 1987 -- This Feeling Nice!!!

462 Exodus 1992 -- Savannah Party!!!

278 All Stars 2011 -- It's Showtime!!!

Comment by S. F. Thomas on June 2, 2017 at 3:07pm

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 interesting too, if it's not too long or too much trouble.

Btw, I think in Chinese numerology #8 would be considered a "power" number.

-Big Sid

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