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I just read the Guardian piece; turns out he didn't go through the ANC. But the fact that Hugh Masekela, who was more militant than the ANC, played at the Graceland concert Bragg, Weller and Dammers were picketing at (right on!) lends Simon's decision much credibility.
It was, in fact, seen by many as a validation of African culture in a medium directed mostly at white listeners. In that way, Graceland was seen by many as a victory against apartheid.
By the way, a mate of mine once went on tour with The Troggs, and apparently Reg Presley told a great story of when The Troggs played in Sun City (in, I guess, the early 80s).
They were completely ignorant of the Apartheid situation...
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