7 thoughts on “Batch ’64 Entertainment

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    HI every body !
    How come no one from the Down to Earth place commented on this ?
    Am I missing something this morning ?

    Thanks Sam for the two songs .
    Summer Holiday and Kullen Pola Pola .

    Cliff Richard is Anglo Indian- born in India .
    I did go to see Cliff Richards back in the 50’s when he came to Ceylon ( ! ) and had a show in Bambalapitya when Donovan Andres ( I think that was the name of the organizer ) got him down .
    I cant remember the exact name of the place where there was place where overseas artists would come and perform –

    I dont know how, I managed to convince my purist mother and father to take me and my sister to that show , and still remember it well .
    I used to hammer out on the piano, most of his songs – Deep Within Me, Summer Holiday. Cindy Oh Cindy – that used to be the TOP hits on Hit Parade in 1956 I think it was .
    Great Rock and Roll Days they were and I was really hooked on it !

    Then, the other half of my brain– was all about the Sinhala songs -Rukmani Devi, Lata and Dhramadasa Walpola ,Moihideen Bheg and later, Narada Dissasekera and WD Amaradeva .
    As a very young child- it was Sunil Shanta, PLA Somapala and Chitra !

    it was good to hear the lovely voices of Cliff Richards, Lata and Christie Leonard – great baila singer her is .

    Love the Addidas bag the girl uses for the ‘get a way ‘ and makes a run for it with the old guy !!

    So, now having seen Kullen Pola Pola – Iam going to act it out and I need a fast moving guy to volunteer ( love that old guy !!!! ) .

    ” Gattama Bathak Uya,
    Kirihodi Jadi dama,
    Kamu Api jodu dama,
    Sundari mage ‘ !!

    Rani is going to sing like Lata Walpola, and Esiri/ Zavahir is going to accompany her !

    OK- have it all planned out- all we now need is the time and place for the next RU-
    See you all there !

    Baila Kumari .

    By the way folks —-I think I will now have to ‘top up’ my internet data plan from 5G to 10 G and pay more this month !- it is worth it as what the heck am I keeping my retirement funds for ?
    just spend the darn thing and ‘girls gonna have fun !!!!!

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  2. Enjoyed listening to “Kullen Pola Pola”,

    Sorry I tend to go with the tide, as a result now I like to listen to songs by. Bruno Mars, Charlie Pooth, Sam Smith , and Ed Sheeran.

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  3. Thanks Sam for bringing back memories listening to Cliff Richards and Kullen pola pola. Those were the days happy go lucky care free days.

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  4. What can I say ? Deepthie has said it all.
    I still have 2 of Cliff Richards records including this summer holiday – love it.
    However about the 2nd song : being a down to earth young man, felt shy & embarrassed to watch the video. The old man, may be 70 years old, was naughty & too much. So I closed one eye & listened to the song !!

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  5. Rani ( Kuveni 321 ! ),
    The names you mention are like alien names – I have no clue who they are . !
    if you are not going to sing at the next RU- who else is going to sing Kullen Pola Pola, that will sound like Lata Walpola ?

    I am quite ignorant of today’s singers – I guess you can say, Iam stuck in a groove !

    Anyway- I just love that song, and love Lata Walpola’s voice .
    Just love the ‘ you tube ” clip- with the old man and the pretty village maiden who makes a run for it, with the Addidas bag !

    Baila Kumari .

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  6. Oh my dear Seelan- You are such good boy !
    But, you did get a sneak look at the old man and the pretty young village maiden with one eye open !
    Perhaps you could play the role of the old man, and I will be the pretty village maiden at the next RU-
    I will make sure I will color my hair nice and black- it is all grey- now that I have passed that BIG Seven O .
    So, open both eyes and take a good look, keep both ears open- -till we meet again !!
    Baila Kumari !

    HI Sam The Record Man- ( we had a big Record Store in Toronto by that name, and it closed up a year ago ) — Thanks a lot for obliging me, and for the interesting discussion on Old Melodies !
    Deepthie .

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