20th Century Steel Band’s Heaven & Hell Is On Earth melody line interpolated

Oh Yeah by The Jackson Two (1980)





Trinidad all stars Trinidad All Stars win Trinidad & Tobago Panorama with the tune Woman On The Bass

London All Stars win UK Panorama

Trinidad & Tobago bands get appearance fee of TT $5,000.00 for Panorama

Belmont South Stars win Panorama in Grenada

Bidco Invaders wins Guyana’s National Steelband Competition

No New York Panorama

No Panorama competition in St. Vincent

Chronicle Atlantic Steel Orchestra travels to Moscow, political centre of what was then the Cold War behemoth, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, on a four-week goodwill tour. Russian audiences were delighted to hear not only Guyanese steelpan compositions, but also the band’s rendering of classical pieces such as Khachaturyan’s Sabre Dance and Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. Guyanese singer, Dawn Shultz was also there, performing the James Bond film theme song, From Russia With Love. — Geoffrey Chin