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Ian Franklin
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  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Ian Franklin replied to Pan Times's discussion Congratulations - Vanessa Headley named 2020 Panorama arranger of La Brea Nightingales Steel Orchestra - large band category
"CONGRATULATIONS MISS VANESSA HEADLEY ON YOUR BECOMING THE FIRST FEMALE THAT IS SCHEDULED TO ARRANGE IN ALL 3 CONVENTIONAL CATEGORIES. I think the first female to arrange for panorama was Mrs. Majoire Wooding. Mrs. Merle Albino-De Coteau arranged for…"
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Ian Franklin replied to London Gabriel's discussion List of Ny bands we no longer see in Panorama
"These are the winning arrangers: Belt, La Barrie, Leon, Lynch, Boogsie, Trevor, Borneo, Pro, Bradley, Panther, Sarge, Arddin, Popwell, Andre Duvone, Bj and Odie."
Sep 22
Ian Franklin commented on Ian Franklin's blog post THE 5 DECADES OF PANORAMA IN BROOKLYN
"Thanks Hazel John,                                  I just saw your comment on 9/15/19; I will email you now. Thanks Love Peace and Pan"
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HAZEL JOHN commented on Ian Franklin's blog post THE 5 DECADES OF PANORAMA IN BROOKLYN
"I am so pleased to see that someone recorded and created BROOKLYN PANORAMA.  I have often thought about this part of our history.  My warmest congratulations!  Would love to obtain a copy of your published works. Please connect @…"
Sep 13
Ian Franklin replied to Pan Times's discussion Curtis Pierre, Pan pioneer, is dead
"Condolences to the family on the passing of pan pioneer, Mr. Curtis Pierre.  I met him at his home in 2007; he had a great sense of humour. I called him a few months ago to clarify some history about Dixieland  regarding panorama 1968, he…"
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THE 5 DECADES OF PANORAMA IN BROOKLYN

The first Panorama in Brooklyn was held in 1972, and on August 31st, 2019 was the 45th in the 5 decades. The winning arrangers & bands:1972<>TROPICANS with DENZIL "Belt" BOTUS1973<>PAN MASTERS with DAVE LA BARRIE1974 Panorama was rained out1975<>BROOKLYNAIRES with LEON STERLING1976<>EXIBITS with ANTHONY LYNCH1977<>MOODS with LEN "Boogsie" SHARPE1978<>SATISFIERS with TREVOR KING1979 and 1980 Panorama was cancelled1981<>SONATAS/PAN SONATAS with HILARY…See More
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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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THE 5 DECADES OF PANORAMA IN BROOKLYN

Posted on September 3, 2019 at 7:40pm 2 Comments

The first Panorama in Brooklyn was held in 1972, and on August 31st, 2019 was the 45th in the 5 decades. The winning arrangers & bands:

1972<>TROPICANS with DENZIL "Belt" BOTUS

1973<>PAN MASTERS with DAVE LA BARRIE

1974 Panorama was rained out

1975<>BROOKLYNAIRES with LEON STERLING

1976<>EXIBITS with ANTHONY LYNCH

1977<>MOODS with LEN "Boogsie" SHARPE

1978<>SATISFIERS with TREVOR KING

1979 and…

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These 7 have played with a large winning panorama band and later became a winning arranger

Posted on April 12, 2018 at 9:56am 2 Comments

At Panorama 1965, Steve Achaiva was a panist with Cavaliers and

in 1975, he arranged for Hatters.

At Panorama 1969, Herschel Puckerin, Len Sharpe and Pelham Goddard were all panists with Starlift.

In 1978, Herschel arranged for Starlift, in 1987, Len arranged for Phase II and Pelham arranged for Exodus in 1992.

In 1973, Leon Edwards was a panist with All Stars and in 1980 arranged for them.

In 1966 and 1970 Robert Greenidge was a…

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LOOKING BACK AT PANORAMA 2018

Posted on February 22, 2018 at 9:11pm 1 Comment

(1) Skiffle changed their tune 6 days before the prelims and still placed in the top-three.

(2) St. Margaret Boys' won the Primary Schools Panorama for the 1th time since 2004.

(3) Renegades Youths with arranger Andrew Charles won their 5th  consecutive Junior Panorama for a total of 11 wins since 2002.

(4) St. Francois Girls College with arrangements from Rorry Aleong won the High Schools Panorama for the sixth time in eight years. They now share the lead with St.…

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JUST SOME STATISTICAL PANORAMA TRIVIA!

Posted on August 22, 2017 at 8:55am 0 Comments

ON 4 OCCASIONS STEEL ORCHESTRA/ARRANGER HAS SCORED 97% OR HIGHER AT A PANORAMA FINAL.

(a) List the respective orchestras/arrangers

(b) List the years

(c) List the tunes

(d) List each placement, i.e 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc.

(e) List the respective points scored

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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At 6:43pm on August 26, 2017, philmore moses said…

I'd like to know about the band Tornado from Point?

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

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