Desperadoes win Trinidad & Tobago Panorama with the tune Margie

Angel Harps wins Panorama in Grenada

Desperadoes leader, Rudolph Charles suggests to Trinidad &Tobago prime minister Eric Williams, to set up co-operative to manufacture steelband instruments

Prime Minister meets with steelband leaders

Co-operative agreement between Prime Minister & 17 steelbands

NATTS’ president George Goddard and PNM (People’s National Movement – the then-ruling political party in Trinidad & Tobago) clash

Steelband & Black Power Movement

State of Emergency in Trinidad & Tobago declared

Steelband Music Festival cancelled

Rising Sun wins Antigua & Barbuda Panorama – Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring – Dr. Charles Roberts  arranger

Texaco Starlift Steel Orchestra wins St. Vincent Panorama