Monday, May 9, 2011

REMEMBER ME (Cliff Foenander and the Fabulous Echoes)

From Wikipedia:
Cliff Foenander was a Sri Lankan musician (born in Colombo) who performed in South East Asia and Las Vegas. Cliff died in Australia on the 21st November 2000.
Cliff grew up in Colombo, and in the 1950s he started performing in clubs and dances around Ceylon. South Asia's oldest radio station, Radio Ceylon (now the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation) gave Cliff his first exposure inside Ceylon and across South Asia, including India. Broadcasters Vernon Corea, Jimmy Bharucha and Tim Horshington played his songs and interviewed him on their radio shows.
Cliff later joined Hong Kong based group 'The Fabulous Echoes.' and they built a fan base in Hong Kong, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Japan. The Fabulous Echoes gained international exposure playing in Las Vegas in the United States of America, also performing with rat pack members Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr, with Ella Fitzgerald and the great 'Satchmo,' Louis Armstrong. The Fabulous Echoes performed on the Ed Sullivan Show after Ed saw them in action in the Thunderbird Lounge.

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