Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 10 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
P J Powers. P J Powers has always been a favourite of South Africans, but this time she sealed her popularity with South Africa winning the World Cup on home soil.
Margaret Singana. The massive hit song from the 1974 musical "Ipi ntombi", which literally translates as "where's the girl?" about a young man who leaves his home, and his girl, to seek work on the mines in Johannesburg. A nation mourned in April 2000 when this legendary songstress passed away aged only 63.
Bobby Angel. He was born Robert Engelsman, but Bobby Angel is how we will always remember this craggy, good looking crooner. He is probably the closest to a country musician that we saw in South Africa.
2000. A year of "official" mourning for the blue-rinse brigade. Bles Bridges was the darling of all elderly Afrikaans ladies, hence the reference to "blue rinse".
in the Royal Hotel. "Hier sit die manne in die Royal Hotel" A typical scene from many small, dusty "dorps" was the older men of the town sitting on the verandah of the local hotel gossiping.
David Kramer. "Vellies" is an abbreviation for "veldskoen" which is a colloquial name for rough, hand made leather shoes worn by farmers, and others, in South Africa. David Kramer had a pair of very fine RED ones.
Pietermaritzburg. "Dingley's Bookshop". Pietermaritzburg is the administrative capital of Kwazulu-Natal province, previously Natal which was also known as the last outpost of the British Empire.
Dingley's. "Dingley's Bookshop" inspired a South African produced sitcom of the same name starring the evergreen Ekard Rabe.
Charlie. Who could forget Lady Marmalade, his ginger cat. The first teen sensation band in South Africa who had screaming girls throwing things on to the stage. Their music was way ahead of its time, especially in South Africa, which was still reasonably conservative. Trevor Rabin went on to Hollywood to write music scores for movies including "Con Air".
4 Jacks and a Jill. On the same day that the final words were penned to "Timothy", 6 September 1966, Prime Minister Verwoerd was assassinated in Parliament.