SPB just a rare breed

SPB just a rare breed

Article Title: "SPB just a rare breed"
Source : The Hindu, Feb 19, 2006 "Good songs are the ones that come from the soul"

He has been the voice of many who hogged the limelight in the celluloid world. Blessed with a beautiful voice, he possesses the talent to impress people of any age group with his singing skills. Starting his career in the film industry in Telugu movie 'Sri Sri Sri Maryada Ramanna, he has so far sung 36,000 songs. From M.G. Ramachandran to present day heroes, he has rendered his voice to many leading actors. Not only in Tamil Nadu, he has won fans all over the country by giving super-hit numbers in several Indian languages.

S.P. Balasubrahmanyam / SPB, who recently visited the Pear City to participate in a music nite, shared his views on film music with R. Vimal Kumar during a freewheeling interview.

SPB at his best for a social cause

SPB at his best for a social cause

Article Title: SPB at his best for a social cause
Source : The Hindu, Feb 20, 2006

CHENNAI: S.P. Balasubrahmanyam was the centre of attraction at the musical programme conducted by the Inner Wheel Club of Madras South on Friday evening.

The programme took the audience 40 years down memory lane of SPB's playback singing career.

Rotary Club honours SPB

Rotary Club honours SPB


Article Title: Rotary Club honours SPB Source: The Hindu, Mar 14, 2006 "What comes through is their passion and commitment"

CHENNAI: Playback singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, writer Sivasankari and Ashok Jhunjhunwala of IIT-Madras were honoured by the Rotary Club of Chennai Kilpauk here on Monday.

"But it's a real blessing to be a musician and to be able to soothe somebody's pain," said S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, who was honoured with the 'Cultural Icon Award'.


The legendary singer, who has sung over 36,000 numbers to his credit in different languages, recalled his experience of singing for the film "Adimai Penn".

M.G. Ramachandran postponed his scheduled shoot in Rajasthan for the sake of S.P.B, who was unwell then.

At the end of his speech, he sang a few lines from his hits in various languages.

Mr. Balasubrahmanyam concluded with a verse from 'Pibarae Ramarasam'. Strains of his Ahir Bhairav gave the audience the essence of his achievements over four decades.

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