Hells Gate wins Antigua Panorama

Bertie Marshall & Anthony Williams together:

Introduced harmonic tuning

Extended range of orchestra

Placed bass pans on wheels.  Anthony Williams placed the entire band on wheels.

The 1960 Guyana Festival, October, 1960 organized by the Jaycees marked the first attempt, to bring Steelband Mas’ to a carnival-like celebration. This was the dream of Charlie Hubbard, GM of the Mariner’s club, and all those unheralded heroes, who promoted steel band and mas’ in the fifties. Every mother’s son turned out for the weekend festival at the BGCC grounds, Annexe. Vivian Lee’s Vaudeville Variety Show with dancers in colourful exotic costumes popped out of a huge birthday cake to mark the occasion. The Pantomime presentation of the Royal Bank of Canada’s Grimm’s Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes won Costume Band of the year, with Pemya’s Marabuntas King Richard runner up. The results, unacceptable to the pan beaters, resulted in minor unrest the same night, and thereafter, all decisions in this fiercely competitive event would be issued two days later in the press, as is done in Trinidad.

Frank Rollock starts Brixton Carnival – UK 1960