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Peterpan's last flight

Jakarta   /   Sun, December 14 2008   /  10:42 am

(From left to right) Loekman, Ariel, Uki and Reza (JP/R. Berto Wedhatama) When it comes to the name of their band, members of Indonesia's pop-rock sensation Peterpan seem to share the same philosophy as 16th century English play-write William Shakespeare, what does it matter? "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet". (William Shakespeare) Having shot to stardom with their hit debut single Mimpi yang Sempurna (A perfect dream) in 2002, Bandung locals Peterpan have since stayed in the limelight, selling millions of copies of their six albums. Their songs dominate radio airwaves, their gigs are played on various TV stations, and their songs have become anthems for thousands of Jakarta's street singers. They have, in a way, become a brand of their own. To Indonesian music fans, the word Peterpan instantly indu...