Who would believe it… apart for the baby boomer generation that witnessed Karachi in her glory days. But yes indeed! this city once boasted an enthusiastic and bustling nightlife with some of the finest young musicians and bands performing at a choice of venues.
We, i.e The Legendary Musicians of Karachi group (LMK) have initiated this historic project of recording as accurately as possible, all these great musicians and bands that have gone unnoticed for decades.
LMK originally started off as a facebook group in January 2010 and got busy connecting with Karachi musicians of the 50s-90s. We wanted to hear directly from them i.e. their stories, their photographs and their music.
We discovered that many emigrated from Karachi during the late 60s thru 80s mainly due to the poignant changes creeping in; the martial law, the closing down of night clubs, discos and other live entertainment venues.
As the group grew and the stories and images surged in, we decided to categorically archive all the accumulated material by creating our own official Legendary Musicians of Karachi website and https://lmkonline.wordpress.com/ was set up in February 2012.
It has been an arduous task but a true labour of love as these talented musicians had to be recorded and recognized.
I want to thank Bosco Dsouza; band member of the Blackjacks, now living in Toronto and Ron Pinto; from the original Keynotes now living in Montreal for being the first ones to join me in obtaining some rare photographs and original recordings.
I want to thank Ron Pinto for re-mastering the old tracks. We can now hear the Fatah Brothers, Rhythm Quintet, Talismen, Keynotes (original), Celine Pinto, Thaddeus Pinto, Daoud Rafik and more because of him.
To the many that have contributed via photographs, articles and other material and information; I simply cannot thank you enough for supporting and participating in the growth of this group.
Most of the material published here is © Legendary Musicians of Karachi and we would certainly appreciate if you could contact us before sharing any information.
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Thank you for your continuous support!
Lynette Dias Gouveia (founder & editor ~ lmkonline)