Haven't seen this mentioned on the forum, so I thought I would dedicate a post to Johnny, a hero in South Africa for his music and his activism against apartheid.
He wasn't so well known in the UK, but in France, he was a tremendous hit in the '80s and '90s, when I was living there. I have happy memories of walking in Paris on a Sunday morning, Walkman clamped to ears, energized by Johnny's exuberant tunes.
As this tribute explains, he fell foul of the UK Musicians' Union for working in South Africa - despite the fact that he'd put together a multi-racial band and was singing to fight apartheid. (He was nicknamed "the white Zulu").
Post by queenofthehours on Jul 26, 2019 16:39:20 GMT
This is very sad news. When I heard it announced on the radio I was surprised that I thought I remembered the name because I was pretty sure I knew no South African musicians. But it was through this concert that I'd heard of him, the 46664 concert held in Cape Town spearheaded by Queen and Dave Stewart -
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