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Slinger Francisco, the legendary Mighty Sparrow turns 81

Sparrow at 81 – from the St Stanislaus College Blog

Posted: 14 Jul 2016

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Mighty Sparrow

Dr Slinger Francisco, the legendary Mighty Sparrow, or as he is fondly known “Birdie”, a West Indian calypso icon, celebrated his 81st birthday on Saturday, July 9. Sparrow was born in the fishing village of Grand Roy, Grenada, on July 9, 1935. He moved to Trinidad with his mother, his father having relocated there in 1937, and grew up in Port of Spain.

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The Mighty Sparrow is back in Trinidad – performs at Carnival tent

The Mighty Sparrow is back and the Calypso King of the World moves audience to tears
Published on February 19, 2014 – Caribbean News Now  Print Version
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — After several rumours of his death surfaced in the Trinidad and Tobago media a few months ago, the ‘Calypso King of the World’ has moved from a coma to the stage. One can safely say, “The Birdie flies again!”

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The Mighty Sparrow, Slinger Francisco

Slinger Francisco, the Mighty Sparrow, has been performing on stage at the Kaiso House Calypso Tent for the 2014 carnival season. His debut appearance on Thursday, February 13, 2014, moved the audience at the Queens Park Savannah venue to tears.

Accompanied by his wife Margaret, Sparrow was first warmly greeted by executive members of the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organisation (TUCO), including calypsonian Twiggy, Marvelous Marva and Duane O’Connor. O’Connor had the honour of assisting Sparrow into his jacket moments before his performance.  Continue reading

Sparrow released from hospital on October 22, 2013

Sparrow released from hospital

Trinidad Express

Press Release: Oct 23, 2013 at 12:15 PM ECT

The Mighty Sparrow

The Mighty Sparrow

The Mighty Sparrow, Slinger Francisco, has been released from hospital and he is now recovering in a special therapy facility.

This according to a press release sent out yesterday on behalf of Margaret Francisco, wife of the internationally renowned calypsonian. Sparrow was hospitalised last month in the US where he remains after falling into a coma.

The release said Sparrow continues to improve daily and will now undergo physical strengthening and other medical procedures to improve his overall well-being.    Continue reading

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