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Remembering the legendary steelband leader George “Sonny” Goddard on his Birthday

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“Sonny” Goddard -- One of the most important figures in the history of Pan culture and the steelpan music artform.

Remembering leader, author, organizer, activist, historian and Hummingbird Gold Medal awardee - the late George “Sonny” Goddard on his birthday April 28.

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I bought HIS BOOK and read it DECADES AGO!!! And I keep searching here and there to see if I could find my copy to read it again in THIS PRESENT TENSE but I can't seem to find it. I will have to do a BIG SWEEP and see if I can come up with it ....

I got my copy from a poster on AOL chat room, this was before Zuckerberg and his buddies thought up FB.

People accuse me of having a bootleg copy, as the H.N.I.C of my LLC, see Urban Dictionary for the meaning.

My accountant and attorney accuse me of being a smart man. I tell them they are being paid to take care of my business and stop questioning my character.

I tried to write a player's manual but I keep getting writer's block.

The copyright owners keep torturing me to disclose my source...

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You better find your copy Claude or you will have get a used one from Ebay.

Ah going and DIG THROUGH DEM BOXES  until ah find that book -- $197.50!!!

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Happy Birthday to  "Sonny" Goddard. George the father who was the first person to get pan players to come together as an organization..  that took hard work back in those days of everybody fighting each other.  A man who was never given the praises for his dedication.  Although I was born I was not part of that group... however his sons were and they remember all the times they did not have a father giving them the attention he should have.  Children don't forget and because their father was great they waited for years to see their father's name in the highlights of the steelband world.  As I write this today...No mention has been made.  So... I  congratulate PAN TIMES for posting this Birthday acknowledgement.

@"Ghost"  I have never forgotten your many years of publicly posting proof.  I  want you to know I am sending up birthday wishes so your father can smile along with all the pan angels looking down on us.

Brenda H.

BRENDA HOSANG: You are A TRUE PAN LOVER and A REAL TRINIDADIAN!!! THEY DON'T MAKE THEM LIKE YOU!!!

Thank you ... Claude.  I am so glad to be in your category.. sml...

TRUE LOVE OF CULTURE, MISS BRENDA!!! THEY WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND IT!!!

Great man.

Great book.

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  • A true stalwart in the progress of pan. Many have benefited and continue to benefit from his undying courage and zeal and sacrifice to take pan to unreachable heights as we are witnessing even today. Thank you Sir!
    The founder of the modern Steelband movement, George Goddard demanded respect and recognition for Pan Musicians of Trinidad and Tobago.
    His vision to declare the STEELPAN a NATIONAL emblem was ignored by the PNM and Eric Williams in 1962

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