Douglas Meerwald

Douglas Meerwald

Earle Douglas (Dougie) Meerwald was a pioneering Ceylonese musician. Dougie Meerwald was the vocalist of one of the leading Ceylonese swing and dance bands of the early 1950s - The Manhattans. Western popular music and dance band music was all the rage in South Asia after World War II and Ceylon was no exception.

In his youth Douglas Meerwald was a promising young cricketer carving a name for himself with the 1st XI team of Carey College Colombo. However Meerwald did not pursue cricket, his first love was music so he joined Don Daniel and the Ballroom Hornets and subsequently The Manhattans dance band.

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... Dougie Meerwald was the vocalist with the band,' says Sam as he spooled back to his career beginnings...' (Sam The Man) Source Sunday Observer Colombo Sri Lanka 'Not content with ... Quite naturally band singing had to come and Douglas started with Don Daniel and his Ballroom Hornets ... series Bristol Nite.' Source 'A Singing Meerwald' - EMCEE Article in the Ceylon Daily News (Vernon Corea writing in 1968) 'Douglas Meerwald was born into a very musical and talented Burgher family in Colombo, Ceylon ...

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