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  1. Emotional afternoon yesterday but very glad I went. Seeing Johnny's band on stage without him felt strange. Even more so realising I'd probably never see them on stage again, at least in that configuration.
  2. Got back from the Johnny Clegg Memorial a while ago. Jesse did this for his dad. And many of the artists in this video (excluding Peter Gabriel, Dave Matthews and Mike Rutherford, obviously) were on stage to sing this again too.
  3. Oh hell yes. Looks like this will show at the theatre near to my work. Yes please.
  4. While I appreciate this might not be everyone's cup of tea, I love this album and listen to it often. Some beautiful music on here.
  5. Somewhere Down The Crazy River introduced me to the BoDeans...
  6. Great song but... Were you meaning to post Fallen Angel maybe, with PG on vocals?
  7. Was just about to post I'd happily dent the bank account for a decent remaster of the '87 solo album. Some good songs since but nothing like that first album. The companion soundtrack to his autobiography included a remix of Testimony which hints at how great a remaster could sound.
  8. Well, funnily enough a friend of mine from Brisbane who saw Mellencamp on his last Australian tour, which was in 2008 I think, said that the highlight of a brilliant show was John doing a solo acoustic version of I Need A Lover and telling that very story, thanking the audience for being part of the success he ended up having.
  9. Johnny with Peter Gabriel back in 2003.
  10. He has never been to South Africa. (I don't think he has ever been on the African continent, actually) He was due to play in Australia a few years ago and the tour was cancelled, I believe, due to poor ticket sales. I guess that puts paid to him ever venturing back to this hemisphere. Vast difference to when Bruce plays down under.
  11. Twenty years ago I was a country rep, covering the Northern Cape and the countries of Namibia and Botswana. The first time I did the trip to a coastal town in Namibia called Lüderitz, I saw the famed Namib desert wild horses. I was coming down a long hill and at first thought I was seeing a trick of the eye. As I got closer I could see it was dozens of them galloping across the road. As I got near I slowed right down, opened my window and watched them disappear. I never saw them again. I will never forget seeing that. I was the only human around for probably fifty or a hundred kilometers. I can’t not see that mental movie play out in my mind every time I listen to the song.
  12. And boy did you grow up in the best possible time for being a music fan. I genuinely believe that!
  13. That is very very cool. Was there ever a more perfect double A sided pop single than Strawberry Fields/Penny Lane? Verily I say unto thee, no, there was not.
  14. This is across the road from where I work. I will be there. JOHNNY CLEGG 1953 – 2019 MEMORIAL SERVICE PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 20 July 2019 This week, the country and fans around the world mourned the passing of Johnny Clegg, who succumbed to pancreatic cancer on the 16 July 2019. He was laid to rest in a private ceremony on Wednesday 17th July in Johannesburg. A Memorial Service has been arranged for public to pay their respects to the legendary Johnny Clegg on Friday 26th July 2019, at 12h30 at The Sandton Convention Centre, 161 Maude St, Sandton, Johannesburg. Admission to the Memorial Service is free but in order to reserve a seat please collect your ticket at any Computicket outlet from 09h00 on Sunday 21st July. There will also be an unreserved standing area. Media accreditation to be applied for through real@realsa.co.za Johnny Clegg’s family thank everyone for the outpouring of support during their time of loss, and have asked that donations be made to The Click Foundation through the Friends of Johnny Clegg campaign instead of sending or laying flowers. https://www.friendsofjohnnyclegg.com/donate/ Click Foundation Trust, First National Bank, # 62388059183, SWIFT Code: FIRNZAJJ
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