A reposting from 2012.
The film music of Bombay (Mumbai) held, until relatively recently, the popular musical culture of India in a vice grip. Record companies were seemingly convinced that Indians only wanted to buy only two types of records: film music or classical music. Although there was a small but active rock ‘n roll scene in some of India’s major metros from the mid 60’s onwards it was impossible to hear them on the radio or buy their records. They played night clubs, gathered loyal local followings then disappeared into the night from whence they had emerged several years earlier. (original post and link)