Legendary musician, Johnny Clegg has passed away at the age of 66.
The Juluka and Savuka band member died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
His song “Scatterlings of Africa” gave him his only entries in the UK Singles Chart to date, reaching No. 44 in February 1983 with Juluka and 75 in May 1987 as Johnny Clegg and Savuka. The following year the song was featured on the soundtrack to the 1988 Oscar-winning film Rain Man.
He also co-wrote “Diggah Tunnah” with Lebo M. for Disney’s 2004 direct-to-video animated film The Lion King.
Hailed worldwide by millions of fans and critics alike as a trailblazing pioneer in contemporary music, Johnny`s unique and magical fusion of Zulu rhythms and melodies with folk, pop and African influences made him a household name globally for over four decades.