“Sun City” by Artists United Against Apartheid

23 09 2013

Here’s a song from 1985 that instantly transports me back to that time:

The video is very effective, though I got tired of that Fairlight synthesizer sound after about 2 minutes or so.

Artists United Against Apartheid was organized by Steve van Zandt, who used to hang around with Springsteen and all that. Wikipedia lists all the artists who performed there; any time you can get Darlene Love and Joey Ramone together, among others, it’s got to be pretty cool.

Wikipedia also has a list of artists who performed at Sun City during the apartheid years. Queen, Linda Ronstadt, Frank Sinatra, Elton John, Rod Stewart, and Laura Branigan are included in this list.

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