Famous South African Guitarists

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Shaun Morgan
(Singer, Guitarist)
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Birthdate: December 21, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pietermaritzburg

Shaun Morgan is a South African singer-songwriter and musician. Morgan has been the longest-serving member of the popular rock band Seether where he plays the guitar and contributes with lyrics and vocals. Shaun Morgan is regarded as one of South Africa's most influential and popular rock guitarists of his generation.

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Johnny Clegg
(South African Singer-Songwriter and Musician )
Johnny Clegg
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Birthdate: June 7, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rochdale, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Died: July 16, 2019

Johnny Clegg was a South African singer-songwriter, musician, dancer, anti-apartheid activist, and anthropologist. An important white figure in the internal resistance to apartheid and a prominent figure in South African popular music, Johnny Clegg formed the band Juluka which became the first South African group in the apartheid era to have a black man as well as a white man.

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Blondie Chaplin
(Singer, Guitarist)
Blondie Chaplin
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Birthdate: July 7, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Durban, South Africa

Blondie Chaplin is a South African guitarist and singer who contributed to the success of the rock band The Flames in the 1960s. He has also served as a backing vocalist, acoustic rhythm guitarist, and percussionist for the world-renowned English rock band The Rolling Stones.

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Trevor Rabin
(South African Musician, Guitarist and Former Member of the Progressive Rock Band 'Yes')
Trevor Rabin
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Birthdate: January 13, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa

Trevor Rabin is a South African singer-songwriter, musician, and film composer. Over the years Rabin has been a prolific film composer, winning several Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) film score awards. He was also an important member of the band Yes; he was made an inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017 as a member of Yes.           

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Ricky Fataar
(South African Multi-Instrumentalist Known for His Stint as a Member of the Rock Band 'Beach Boys')
Ricky Fataar
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Birthdate: September 5, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Durban, South Africa

Ricky Fataar is a South African multi-instrumentalist and actor. He gained national recognition after playing Stig O'Hara in the popular 1978 television film All You Need Is Cash, a parody of the history of The Beatles. Also known for his work as a record producer, Fataar won the 1983 Countdown Australian Music Award for Best Record Producer of the Year.

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Jonathan Butler
(Singer-songwriter, Jazz musician, Guitarist, Jazz guitarist)
Jonathan Butler
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Birthdate: October 10, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Athlone, Cape Town

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Jonathan Butler is known for his blend of R&B, jazz fusion, and worship music. He first soared to international fame with his Billboard-charting and Grammy-nominated hit Lies. Apartheid has been a main theme of many of his tracks. He won a Sarie Award as a teenager.