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A list of South Africa's Rock Legends compiled by Brian Currin, July 2001, updated June 2008.

I've listed representative songs for each artist; either their most well-known song / biggest hit and / or my personal favourite.

Brian Currin, July 2001
  1. The A-Cads - Hungry For Love, Roadrunner
  2. Asylum Kids – Fight It With Your Mind, Schoolboy*, No No No No
  3. Robin Auld – Baby You've Been Good To Me, All Of Woman, Perfect Day
  4. Ballyhoo – Man On The Moon
  5. Baxtop – Jo Bangles 
  6. Big Sky - Waiting For The Dawn, Slow Dancing
  7. Piet Botha – Goeienag Generaal, Sien Jou Weer, Jacob Klipkop
  8. Bright Blue – Weeping, Window On The World*
  9. Circus - Conquistador 
  10. Johnny Clegg - Kilimanjaro (with Juluka), Scatterlings of Africa (with Savuka)
  11. Dog Detachment – Waiting For A Miracle* 
  12. Lesley Rae Dowling – Grips Of Emotion, The Spaniard 
  13. Ella Mental – See Yourself (Clowns)* 
  14. éVoid – Shadows, Taximan* 
  15. Falling Mirror – Johnny Calls The Chemist, Making Out With Granny 
  16. Freedoms Children – 1999, That Did It, Your Father's Eyes, Medals Of Bravery
  17. Crocodile Harris - Give Me The Good News, Miss Eva Goodnight 
  18. Hawk – Here Comes The Sun, African Day, Africa
  19. Hotline – You're So Good To Me, So Cold
  20. John Ireland – You're Living Inside My Head
  21. Jack Hammer – Street of Love, Sarajevo, Mr Midnight, Mozambique
  22. Just Jinger - Sugar Man, Like You Madly
  23. Koos Kombuis – Who Killed Kurt Cobain 
  24. Julian Laxton - Celebrate, Blue Water
  25. Little Sister – No Man Shall Fall, Dear Abbie 
  26. Mauritz Lotz – Six String Razor 
  27. McCully Workshop - Buccaneer, Chinese Junkman
  28. Morocko – Bowtie Boogaloo
  29. Otis Waygood Blues Band - Fever, I Can't Keep From Crying
  30. Peach - Nightmare, Complicated Game*
  31. Rabbitt – Hold On To Love, Charlie, Hard Ride
  32. Radio Rats – ZX Dan 
  33. Margaret Singana – Tribal Fence
  34. Neill Solomon – Roxy Lady
  35. Stingray – Better The Devil You Know
  36. Suck – Aimless Lady, The Whip
  37. Sweatband – This Boy* 
  38. The Spectres – Be Bop Pop, Teddy Bear*
  39. Tribe After Tribe – Damsel (As I Went Out One Morning)* 
  40. Via Afrika – Hey Boy*

Honourable mentions

* Tracks released on Rocking Against The System CD in March 2002.


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