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ART & CULTURE

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Mohammed rafi, Playback Singing, Bollywood Music, Mahendrakapoor

Mahendra Kapoor: The playback singer who did not need a sound system

January 9, 2021 marks the 86th birth anniversary of the singer who owned the bastion of patriotic and religious songs in Bollywood

ART & CULTURE

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Playback Singing, Classical Music, Hindi film music, Mannadey

Remembering Manna Dey: The classical titan who deserved better

Manna Dey was too good for his own good. On his seventh death anniversary, here is a tribute to the immense talent and humility of the singing giant.

ART & CULTURE

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Advertisements, Hindi film music, Playback Singing, Jingles

How Rafi, Asha and other playback singers of 50s and 60s sang jingles too

The nostalgic era of a fascinating slice of music and advertising history when many of our classic playback singers lent their voice to advertisement jingles.

ART & CULTURE

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Lata Mangeshkar, Bollywood, Playback Singing, Mohammedrafi

Remembering Mohammed Rafi: The jewel of Indian music

Mohammed Rafi, who passed away on this day 40 years ago, does not deserve Bharat Ratna; the Bharat Ratna deserves him.

ART & CULTURE

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Playback Singing, RD Burman, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle

Asha Bhosle: The bad girl of playback singing

With 11,000 and counting solo, duet and chorus-backed songs in over twenty Indian languages since 1947, octogenarian Asha tai shows no signs of stopping.