© Legendary Musicians of Karachi
Category ~ Legendary Musicians of Karachi
These big guns need no introduction to the musicians that were part of the live entertainment in the 60s and 70s.
Thanks to Ron Pinto we were able to retrieve these old recordings of Talismen ‘live’ at the Beach Luxury Hotel with
Colin D’souza – guitar/vocals
Norman D’souza – vocals/guitar/Percs
Nobert Furtado – Bass/vocals
Martin Fernandes – Drums
Julius Saldhana – Keyboards/vocals
Cover Fire and Rain by James Taylor
Recorded in 1971
Michael Sylvester Rodrigues ~ I heard they were the Jackson 5 before MJ…….dunno about Julius….step Child!!!! LOL….now these are Karachi boyz….U must be kidding me….I see some Africana blood….I luved that hairdo…even My lead guitarist Tony Rodrigues had the same hair…
Merlyn Furtado ~ My brothers both Sydney and Norman had style and were with the latest groove at that time. Norman still is!!
Ivan Bawa ~ Very impressive and true to the original.
Girl from Ipanema by the Talismen ‘live’ at the Beach Luxury Hotel ~ 1971 with legendary musicians
Colin D’souza - guitar/vocals
Norman D’souza - vocals/guitar/Percs
Nobert Furtado - Bass/vocals
Martin Fernandes - Drums
Julius Saldhana - Keyboards/vocals
Merlyn Cash ~ Colin D’Souza was the Band Leader of The Talismen Set.
Ron Pinto ~ Colin used to send me to P.F. Pereiras to get Lemon tarts and pay me 5-7 bucks (which was a well paying salary in those days) and even made me eat it each afternoon that he came over……and he did come over a lot…..making that hefty salary!! And check this out………when he hired me to play Sax with them at the Beach-Luxury hotel………..the manager said that i was too loud………..So he gave me the keys to his New Sport Vespa……..his pack of Gold Leaf with lighter………sunglasses, some money……..and said come back when it’s time for supper……….that was one cool guy……..Hey ! even Nobby and Julius did so much always !!!
Raza M. Syed ~ Another legendary group!
Geoff Jones ~ Great pic of yester year, nice legs Celine….Gj
Michael Sylvester Rodrigues ~ Absolutely luv this pic!!!! Ron…u were a size 2 back then!!!!LOL!!Julius/Nobby/Colin/Thaddeus…Wow!!!u too Ronnie. Forgot you on Sax!!!
Talismen ~ The original line up
Talismen ~ The line up that came later
Lenny Massey ~ excellent :)
Photographs contributed by Ron Pinto
Clips ~ courtesy Ron Pinto and editing ~ Hassan Nasir Mirbahar
Artwork ~ by ldg