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Monday 21 October 2019
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Happy birthday, Sparrow

THE EDITOR: On behalf of all of TT, Vene included, I wish Dr Slinger Francisco a happy 84th birthday. Sparrow was born in Grand Roy, Grenada, in 1935. He moved to TT with his mother in 1937, so that makes him all Trini. He grew up in Port of Spain.

I remember his music on reel-to-reel tapes when I visited NYC in the 70s. He kept all West Indians sane. Sparrow, thank you for the music, we wish you well. My wife quotes you regularly, "No money, no love."

One parting question to you doc, "You ever eat a white meat?"

AV Rampersad, Princes Town

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