Thursday, 17 December 2009
Kamahl who's real name is Kandiah Kamalesvaran was born on the 13th of November 1934 who is perhaps best known for his song "The Elephant Song", as well as his sensitive interpretations of standards in the repertoire of popular music. Kamahl began his music career in small time band "Radial Arm". At his first public performance in 1958 he shortened his name to Kamal, but the Master of Ceremonies announced him as "Camel". After that he changed the spelling to Kamahl. Kamahl has performed at the London Palladium and Carnegie Hall, as well as pubs and clubs throughout Australia. In 1982 Queen Elizabeth II asked him to give a Royal Command performance in Brisbane for the Commonwealth Games there, and in 1984, he sang with Cathy Lee Johnson at the LA Variety Telethon. Here to download from 1977 is his Christmas single recorded for Philips Records "White Christmas" b/w "Silent Night" (6037 103).
Posted by OZZIE MUSIC MAN at 23:43