Queen's Hall

‘A Tribute to Greatness’ at Queen’s Hall

Newspaper –  Daily Express

Date Published – February 7th 2014

Writer –  Nigel Telesford

Reigning National Calypso Monarch, Eric “Pink Panther” Taylor will grace the stage at Queen’s Hall tonight for the Holy Name Convent Past Pupils Association’s (HNPPA) 2014 presentation of “Vintage Fuh So”. Taylor will pay tribute to and perform classic calypsoes as composed, sung and recorded by the Roaring Lion, as part of this year’s theme which highlights hits from the “Golden Age of calypso”.

The ‘Golden Age of calypso’ is described as the period during the 1930s and 40s when acts such as: Lord Executor, Atilla the Hun, The Growling Tiger, Lord Beginner, King Radio and The Roaring Lion — to name a few — were all in their prime.  Born Rafael de Leon in Aroquita, in the Caura Hills of northern Trinidad, the Roaring Lion spent some of his earliest years in two orphanages  Click here for the rest of the article.