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  • The History Of Contemporary Music Of South Africa by Garth Chilvers and Tom Jasiukowicz (1994, TOGA Publishing).

  • Music In The Mix by Muff Andersson (1981, Ravan Press)

  • Musiek Sterre van Gister and Vandag by Danie C Pretorius (1998, JP van der Walt)

  • Afropop! An Illustrated Guide to Contemporary African Music co-authored by Sean Barlowand Banning Eyre (1995, Saraband)

  • Top Forty Music Annual - The First Decade (1990, Top Forty Publishing)

  • A Common Hunger To Sing A tribute to South Africa's black women of song 1950-1990 by ZB Molefe (text),Mike Mzileni (photos), Lara Allen (intro) (1997, Kwela Books)

  • SA Top 20 Singles 1969-1989, an unpublished book by John Samson (2001)

  • Debonaire (Teen magazine 1964-1965)

  • Out of hiding by Suzy Bell, April 1998
    an article from the Electronic Mail And Guardian.

  • SA Music Explosion by Gary Baines, 1998
    Catalyst or Detonator? Local Music Quotas and the Current South African Music'Explosion'.

  • Sleeve (liner) notes from numerous album covers and CD booklets.

  • My personal collection of magazines, books, CDs, LPs, tapes, videos, scrapbooks and computer files.


The people listed below have all contributed in some way to the information archived on these webpages. A very big "thank you" to all of them.

Alan Hilton,Albert du Plessis,Allan Faull,André Fourie (RIP),André Wilms,André Wolfaardt,Andrew King,Andrew Rees,Barney Simon,Bas Möllenkramer,Benjy Mudie,Bernard Binns,Bill Flynn,Billy Forrest,Bobby Louw, Brian Davidson (RIP),Chris Kimberley,Chris McLaren,Chris Venter,Christopher Bush,Craig Ballen,Craig Else,Daniel Neville,Dave Chislett,Dave Malherbe,David Marks,Debbi Lonmon,Derek Smith,Don Bryce,Duncan MacKay,Eva Rodriguez,Garth Chilvers, Gordon MacKay, Jannie "Hannepoot" van Tonder,Jo Day,John Mair (RIP),John Samson,Johnathan Martin,Jonathan Handley,Jonathan Langley,Johnathan Martin, Jonathan Selby,Julian Laxton,Karen Laxton,Karen Zoid,Ken E Henson,Kevin Kruger,Kevin Shirley,Kirster Nyeland,Konny Rodriguez,Koos Kombuis,Kurt Shoemaker,Leon Economides,Malcolm Lombard, Martin Myers,Martin Probert,Mick Jade, Mike Greeff,Moonshine Lee,Neil Daya,Nic Martens,Nick Beck,Nick Warburton,Nielen Mirror, Nigel Berry, Nigel Walsh, Owen Coetzer, Patric van Blerk, Peter Alston,Peter Hanmer,Peter Measroch,Phil Wright, Piet Botha,Piet Obermeyer, PJ Powers,Ramsay MacKay,Regan Rodriguez,René Mullenders,Richard Bruyns,Richard Laws,Robbie Pavid,Robbie Woodward, Robin Auld,Rogan Coles,Roger Browning,Roger Lucey,Rui de Sousa, Sixto Rodriguez,Stephan Forster,Stephen "Sugar" Segerman,Sue Charlton,Tertius Louw,Theunis Engelbrecht,Tim Faull,Tom Jasiukowicz,Tony de Buys,Tony Groenewald,Tully McCully,Valiant Swart,Werner Regenthal.

All the quotes from the book The History Of Contemporary Music Of South Africa by Garth Chilvers and Tom Jasiukowicz (1994, TOGA Publishing) that appear on this website are reprinted here with the kind permission of the authors.



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