With the slogan “Born to Rock,” country’s one of the oldest rock bands LRB celebrated its silver jubilee in the capital yesterday.
Distinguished celebrities graced the party held at a hotel in the capital’s Dhanmondi area, where a hundred students of the Jaago Foundation School were served lunch.
Ayub Bacchu, the founding member of the rock band and an idol to many aspiring musicians of the country, invited the kids studying at different grades at the Rayer Bazar branch of the school.
Addressing them, Bacchu, popularly known as AB, said, “I am also an orphan like you. But if you persistently try to make a name for yourself, nothing can stop you.”
“Please remember, education and honesty are the only two deciding factors behind your success,” he added.
AB said he had invited the kids on the occasion of LRB’s 25th birthday because he wanted to reminisce his initial days of struggle – the kind of struggle that these kids are going through right now perhaps.
“I am an orphan but I dreamt that one day I will sing in front of millions. The gallery will be full during my shows, which has actually happened. So do not stop dreaming,” said Bacchu.
Notable personalities of TV channels including Faridur Reza Sagar, Shykh Seraj and Afzal Hossain were present among the guests.
Afzal, a prominent actor and director, said, “When Ayub Bacchu started his career, it was extremely difficult to earn fame through music. There was only one TV channel and a handful of musical shows, unlike today. We thank Ayub Bacchu wholeheartedly for turning LRB into a brand that represents Bangladesh to the world today.”
The team of LRB, which stands for Love Runs Blind, cut a cake to celebrate the occasion along with the kids. Popular anchor Munmun moderated the event.
LRB was founded in 1991 by Ayub Bachchu. The group consists of Ayub Bachchu (lead vocal and guitar), Swapan (bass guitar), Masud (guitar) and Romel (drums).
LRB’s top hits in Bangladesh are, “Cholo Bodle Jai,” “Ghumonto Shohore,” “Rupali Guitar,” “Ghum Bhanga Shohore,” “Hawker,” “Mahdhobi,” “Ekhon Onek Raat,” “Hashte Dekho,” “Raater Tara,” “Chand Mama” and “Ghor Chhara Ek Shukhi Chele,” “Mon Chaile Mon Pabe,” “Baro Mash,” and more.