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Ray Holman began playing steel drums professionally at 13, with Ellie Mannette's Invaders. He developed skill under the informal tutelage of the legendary pan tuner, though they had little training in theory. As a teenager, he became known as a virtuoso solo player, becoming the youngest person ever to win the solo division of the "ping pong" (an early name for the tenor pan) competition in 1960 (Liam Teague has just recently broken this record). He traveled from group to group ... Read more

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