Local Talent and Variety Show

  • The English section of BBS (Burma Broadcasting Service) had a program for Local Talents.
  • BBS U Hla Bu (Percy Looney), Daw Olive, Daw Allison Tun Ngwe and U Eddie Thwin helped run the program.
  • A typical session is allocated 15 minutes.
  • An individual or a group can sing or play about five songs.
  • A typical remuneration is 45 Kyats per session.
  • Occasionally, BBS holds a Variety Show.
  • Playboys participated in the Rangoon University Golden Jubilee Celebrations in 1970.
  • Several performers turned Professional during the Stereo Khit.

Groups and Individuals

  • Dream Makers (Reggie Ba Oo, Eddie Ba Oo, …)
  • LPJ (Love Peace and Joy) (Victor Khin Nyo, Thein Tan, …)
  • Playboy (Thann Naing, Tommy Kyaw Naing, Kyaw Naing, …)
  • TAMPS (Tin Aung, Austin Xavier, Mra Tun, Pierpont Morgan and Sydney Sann Aung)
  • Immanuel Four (Phillip Po Ba, Gerald Sao … )
  • Shamrock Boys (Nyi Nyi and Myint Soe)
  • Win Sisters (led by Joyce Win [Nwe Yin Win])
  • Super Star (Peter Ba Thein, Han Ngwe Tun, …)
  • The Wild Ones (Paw brothers, …)
  • Andrew Kong (Keyboard)
  • Victor Ohn Maung (taught several to play the guitar)
  • Ricky Zaw (Steel Guitar)
  • Some people (e.g. Thein Tan, Reggie Ba Oo, …) played on more than one group.
  • Most groups had three Guitarists (Lead, Rhythm and Bass) and a Drummer.
  • Some groups feature Steel, Hawaiin and 12 String Guitars, Banjo, Percussion and Keyboard.

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