The Kinsey Report
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Updated 05 October 2019

Artists

Artists
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The Flames

In the history of South African Music, The Flames must rank in the top echelon of performers and recording artists

The Invaders

When one thinks of the music of the 60s and 70s, one of the first bands that comes to mind is The Invaders.

The Cheyennes

When this group started in the early 60s it was originally called The Shyannes

Blondie Chaplin

One of the most successful musical exports from South Africa, recognised for his soulful single and great guitar work

El Toros

This group was centred around the Greenwood Park area in Durban

The Big Four

Another four-piece band which was very popular in dance venues in Durban

The Golden City Dixies

was  the launchpad for many artists. They toured Southern Africa in the 50s to the 80s

Edries Fredericks

is blessed with a wonderful soulful voice which he has used to great advantage throughout his career as a member of The Flames as well as a solo artist

The Jets

could be considered South Africa’s answer to The Shadows

The Wild Things

were rated as one of the most soulful groups performing in South Africa in the 60s

The Rockets

There might have been personnel changes, but this group which started in the 60s is still performing toda.

Steve Fataar

An original member of The Flames, a singer and guitarist who is still performing on a regular basis

The Rebels

Having Essop Gani as their lead vocalist gave this group a headstart an advantage over many other groups.

The Insects

There was something special about the sound The Insects produced in their live performances as well as their recordings

The Raiders

Probably the most successful band from Durban in terms of record sales

Ricky Fataar

He started playing the drums when he was only 9 years old and is now considered one of the world’s finest drummers

Jayson Jay King

A pioneer of the South African entertainment industry, Jayson is still performing after 60 years

Virginia Lee

South Africa’s Singing Sweetheart

Vivienne Kensley

What a talent. If she had been given the opportunity, she would have been an international success

Jerry Junior

and The Bluebirds started theircareers in the Stanger/Verulem area
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Bernie Brown

was a member of Lunar Five. Then he joined the Golden City Dixies and went on to greater things in Europe and Australia
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Zayn Adams

One of the most talented and successful artists to come from Cape Town
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