Vernon Corea at 5 Maha Nuge Gardens in Colombo, Sri Lanka – he was a legendary broadcaster at Radio Ceylon/Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation.
Vernon Corea was an accomplished jazz pianist, he could not read music but played by ear. On one occasion in the 1960s Vernon Corea was invited to a party and he played his improvised jazz music in front of the Prime Minister of Ceylon and the entire Cabinet of the Government of Sri Lanka and led them in a sing-a-long!
The Corea Family have released new pictures to remember the birth anniversary of Vernon Corea on 11th September 2013 and his death anniversary on 23rd Seoptember 2013. Vernon Corea would have been 86 years old in 2013.
Vernon Corea, his wife Monica with his daughter Ouida and family,
Vernon Corea broadcasting from a studio in the BBC.