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Ayub Bachchu’s 3rd death anniversary today

  • Culture Desk
  • 18th October, 2021 11:39:05 AM
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Today is the third death anniversary of country’s legendary singer, guitarist, composer and lyricist Ayub Bachchu.

To mark the day, different socio-cultural organisations have arranged various programmes across the country.

Besides, satellite television channels will air an array of special programmes.

 Ayub Bachchu, the legendary frontman of rock band ‘LRB’, was born at Patiya upajila of  Chattogram on August 16 in 1962.

Bachchu started his music career from his birth place Chattogram with the band Feelings in 1978. Then, he has joined the band Souls in 1980, one of the pioneers in the band movement of Bangladesh.

In 1991, he left Souls and formed LRB (Love Runs Blind). LRB released its first album, which contained hard rock songs like ‘Ghum Vanga Shohore’, ‘Madhobi’ and ‘Hoker’, ‘Sesh Cithi keno amon Cithi hoy’, ‘Happy’, and ‘Dhakar Sondha’.

In 1993, LRB released their album ‘Sukh’.  It contained hard rock, blues, rock songs. Like ‘Sukh’, ‘Gotokal Rate’, ‘Khoniker Jonno, ‘Cholo Bodle Jai Known as Sei tumi’, ‘Rupali guiter’ etc. ‘Cholo Bodle Jai’ one of the greatest hits in Bangladeshi music era, written and tuned by Bachchu.

LRB performed more than thousands of gigs at the home and abroad. They went for their first international tour in USA and they played at 7 states. LRB is the only Bangla Rock Band which played their music in the famous Madison Square Garden (New York).

The music legend died of cardiac arrest at his Moghbazar residence in the capital on October 18 in 2018 at the age of 56.

Notable songs of AB are ‘Rupali Guitar’, ‘Cholo Bodle Jai’, ‘Ghumonto Shohore’, ‘Ferari’, ‘Meye’, ‘Tumi ki Dukkho Cheno’, ‘Koshto Pete Bhalobashi’, ‘Ek Akasher Tara’, ‘Moyna’, ‘Manush Boro Eka’, ‘Boro Babu Master’, ‘Bangladesh’, ‘Rater Tara’, ‘Kede Kede Jabo’, ‘Mon Chaile Mon Pabe’, ‘Sharey Tin Hat Mati’, ‘Lolona’, ‘Baro Mash’, ‘Ki Kore Bolle Tumi?’, ‘Nodir Buke Chad’ and ‘Ural debo Akashe’.