Remembering Johnny Clegg

Johnny Clegg died in Johannesburg on July 16, 2019 at the age of 66. As a number of online tributes attest, he was one of the most acclaimed singers of his generation.

Fans of Johnny Clegg (Scatterlings of Africa, Asimbonanga, ...) along with the rest of the music world have been remembering the iconic man he was.

Clegg, a cultural icon

Born Jonathan Clegg in Bacup on June 7, 1953, his career spanned an arc over many different eras and tastes in South African history. Clegg was not just a great singer, he was an icon, an all-around inspiration to everyone.

In 1987 he touched the hearts of millions with ‘Asimbonanga’. His legacy will continue to grow as new generations of fans are discovering his unique musical heritage.

Although Johnny Clegg is no longer physically here, his presence is more powerful than ever. He left a void that has yet to be filled.

In memory of the Late Great Johnny Clegg.

Johnny Clegg career in pictures

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