Obituary: BUDDY MUSAFER – passed away – by Sohan Pieris   A very very sad day for all musicians in SL today. He was not doing well for a while and believe it or not he could not talk – lost  his voice.. We were very close as friends and musicians. I was devastated to hear the news. His elder brother Hassan who was a superb drummer passed away about 6 months ago in Hong Kong. This pix was taken in Australia during one of our tours that I will treasure. He was life of the party keeping all of us in fits of laughter all the time. Here’s another shot with his two sisters and his brother Hassan the drummer who passed away just 6 months ago. Here’s a song I unearthed, which he recorded 40 yrs ago that exudes his humour and laughter to the max. He did it in 3 takes ...

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The Jetliners–courtesy of Patrick Ranasinghe   1 Puppet On A String * 2 Hi Lili Hi Lo* 3 Guantan Amera Vocal by Sohan Pieris 4 FrutoDe Mare* Vocal by Mignonne “It is the 1960s in Ceylon (now known as Sri Lanka) and on the Saturday morning at 8am every teenager would flock round their radios to listen to the most popular band in the land “The Fabulous JETLINERS “.  The show was sponsored by a popular brand of Ceylon tea named SUNGOLD TEA. Hence the name “THE SUNGOLD SHOW”. This is a sample of the excellent music produced by the then Teenage group now residing overseas but still continue playing their own style of music.  Sit back and listen to this group of fantastic musicians.“ ...

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