Friday, July 6, 2012

Paul Ponnudorai - Great Malaysian, Great Musician

Paul Ponnudorai passed away after a long illness on July 7, 2012 at 51.

A highly respected musician he was nicknamed PP King by fans, as he played the guitar as good as BB King.

Paul who hails from Ipoh participated in Bintang RTM (then Bakat RTM) in the 1970s and became active in the nightclub circuit.

Time magazine has described him as one of the greatest musicians of our time.

Paul backed up most of Malaysia's greatest recording artistes including King of Entertainment Datuk Sudirman Arshad and co-produced his hit song One Thousand Million Smiles with Michael Veerapen.

He launched his album Right On Time in 2005 and collaborated with Wynton Marsalis among others.