Had OlammiAmmi and Mast JawaniJalsaJalsa from Adhinayakudu were not sung by SPB, the songs would have sounded rather ordinary. He brings a rare spunk to the duets he sings. Be it Krishna then and Balakrishna now, they look all the more youthful when Balasubramaniam is the singer.
SPB, who celebrates his birthday today, sang his first number in 1969. Sri SriSriMaryadaRamanna and PrivatuMastaru were among the first films which helped him noticed by senior music directors. Though he never knew music, he was one of the most sought-after male singers since the mid-1970s. A gifted voice, a determination to achieve vocal perfection and a never-say-die spirit catapulted him to the starry orbit in no time.
When he was not thorough in singing the title track from Sri Rama Katha, people had commented that SPB was not cut out for classical music. Soon, Shankarabharanam changed everything. Even in the initial stages of his career, he sang for ANR in IddaruAmmayilu and for NTR in KodaluDiddinaKapuram. He is seen singing for their songs in the new decade as well.
IndiaGlitz wishes the legendary singer many more happy returns of the day!