Bernie Brown was a member of the Golden City Dixies and Lunar Five The Rockets One of the long lasting vocal groups from the Cape Jayson Jay King He started in the late 50s and  today is still an icon in the  music/entertainment industry.

The Golden City Dixies

was the launchpad for many artists 
Errol Johnson Singer and guitarist with The Big 4 Zayn Adams One of the most talented and successful artists to come from Cape Town more info more info

The Flames

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

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

Not as long lasting as the other two Dance Bands, The Blue Ricks, as the resident band at the Himalaya hotel was one of the most popular Dance bands  

Sam Latin Kings

Another of the great Dance Bands from the 50s and 60s that continued making people take to the floor into this century.  
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The Dukes Combo

It seems as if The Dukes combo have been playing forever. Led by Dee Sharma the group has spanned six decades  
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The Raiders

The Raiders were probably the most successful band from Durban in terms of record sales.

The Wild Things

The Big 4

 
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The Wild Things were rated as one of the best South African “soul” groups operating in the 60s.
Another four-piece band that was popular among the dancing crowds.

The Insects

 

The Jets

El Toros

There was something special about the sound The Insects produced in their live performances as well as their recordings
The Jets could be classed as South Africa’s answer to The Shadows. They played mainly instrumentals
This group was centred around the Greenwood Park area
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The Rebels

The Rebels had in Essop Ganie, one of the most dynamic performers as their lead singer.

Jerry Junior

and The Bluebirds started their involvement in the music industry in the Verulem/Stanger area.

Steve Fataar

Steve, or Marnie, Fataar could be considered the “godfather” of pop music in South Africa
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Edries Fredericks

Edries has been blessed with a wonderful soulful voice which he has used to great effect throughout his career.

Vivienne Kensley

What a talent! If she had been given more opportunities, Vivienne would have become an international sensation.

Virginia Lee

South Africa's Singing Sweetheart
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