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Monday, June 20, 2016

My Happiness - Tunes of long ago

Golden Era of Short-wave Radio

Sometimes it just makes me so happy and nostalgic to reminisce about Radio Ceylon which has had a profound impact on my childhood and teenage years, and has also greatly influenced my musical taste and background.

This radio station was very much a part of our household during that golden era of short-wave radio and helped in maintaining a very happy atmosphere in the house and in the village.


In the late 1950's and early 1960's very few houses had radios in our village in Goa. Fortunately we had a radio too - and our neighbours came over to listen to the evening's live request programme as the sun went down, thereby maintaining a friendly atmosphere and a tight social fabric.


One of the famous singers of those years was Connie Francis and her songs received extensive airplay. One favourite tune of that era was 'My Happiness' that matched the evening shadows.