9 August 1946 |
Bombay, British India
|Occupations||Singer, playback singer, tiatrist|
Lorna was born in Bombay on 9 August 1946 to Cecelia and Theophilus Cordeiro and was brought up there. She belongs to the Goan Catholic community, a prominent Christian community in Bombay. Her parents originally hail from Saligao, Goa. Lorna was the third child born in a family of 6 children consisting had 3 brothers and 3 sisters. She considers her family as typical Bombay-Goan family. Lorna had completed her education in Bombay and had finished her metriculation (SSC) there. Lorna used to love music from her childhood and particularly she liked singing Konkani songs.
Lorna was one of the dominant Goan Singers, particularly in the 1970s. She regards Chris Perry as her guru (teacher) and credits him for bringing to light her singing talent and making her a popular singer. Lorna's family encouraged and supported her singing talents. From the age of 15, for 9 years, she sang for Chris Perry’s Band in English, basically as a Jazz singer in Star Hotels and Night Clubs in Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Madras and Bangalore. She has sung many popular songs composed / arranged by Chris Perry which remain unforgettable hits.
Some songs sung by her are:
- Red Rose
- Tuzo mog
- Noxibak Rodta
- About Lorna
- Tiart ani tiatrist in Konkani language (a view on her tiatr career)
- Chris Perry, Lorna and the Bombay Goan music scene