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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, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeyvpBznVnA
Here's what I could tell you about that,
It was carnival
Fight for so Wid Invaders and Tokyo
But when the 2 bands clash
If yuh see cutlash
Never me again
to jump-up in ah steelband in Port of Spain.
In those days carnival day was like going to war.
bede, I do not think it was early as 1950 I remember the clash it was a jouvert morning by the hospital. it had to be in the late 60s
no, the clash was in park st. check out blakie's lyrics. they're quite accurate!
If the clash with San Juan All Stars was in 1959 the one with Invaders was before so it has to be early 50s.
Bede what I remember is that nagib elias ran out of cutlasses and the clash was on park street somewhere near frederick street and them days tokyo was real badasses compared to invaders who was more into playing classics like leiberstrum with leads like ellie manette and cobeau jack then things started to cool down when panam northstars got into it with voices of spring and pan turn more to the arts well you the rest from there..
No one messed with Invaders, as far as I can remember.
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 say that you were there (that means at that time you would have been 10 yrs old) lol
Ooops, I missed your comment. No, I wasn't there, but I am from the West and know about Invaders. I do not know or claim to know anything about that clash. I would like to know something about it though. I'm quite familiar with the San Juan /Despers clash.