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Ayub Bachchu’s 59th birth anniv today

Ayub Bachchu’s 59th birth anniv today

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Today is the 59th birth anniversary of country’s legendary rock star, guitarist, composer and songwriter Ayub Bachchu. The noted artiste was born in Chattogram on this day in 1962.

He formed his first band ‘Ugly Boys’ in 1977, while studying in high school and joined rock band Feelings (Now Nagar Baul) as the guitarist the same year. He played in the band from 1977 to 1980. In 1980, he joined Souls where he played for ten years and appeared in four studio albums including Super Souls (1982), College Er Corridore (1985), Manush Matir Kachakachi (1987) and East and West (1988).

In 1991, he left the band to form his own band LRB, where he was the vocalist and guitarist for 27 years, until his death in 2018. He released the first ever double album: LRB I and LRB II in 1992, with the band.  LRB’s third studio album Shukh, which featured “Cholo Bodle Jai”, one of the greatest rock songs in Bangladesh.

He also received well success as a solo artiste. His first solo album Rokto Golap was released in September 1986.

He got his breakthrough by releasing albums like Moyna (1988) and Koshto (1995) which received well success.

He released only one instrumental rock album in his career: Sound of Silence (2007), which is the first ever instrumental album in Bangladesh.

Bachchu performed live with Richard & Le Gang of France, Remo Fernandez, Nandon Bugchi, and Bikram Gosh of India, and Azam Khan, Feelings ( Now Nogor Baul) Miles, and Warfaze of Bangladesh.

On October 18 in 2018, Bachchu died of cardiac failure in his own residence in Dhaka, six years after he was suffering of lung ailment.