John Kongos

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Birthday
6, 1945
Birthplace
South Africa
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
6, 1945 (age 73)
Birthplace
South Africa

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South African singer-songwriter most famous for hit singles like "He's Gonna Step On You Again" and "Tokoloshe Man." He has since made a name for himself in the world of commercial jingle and theme music composing.

Before Fame

He got his start in the music industry as the leader of the band Johnny and the G-Men in the 60's.

Trivia

The Guinness Book of Records named his 1971 song "He's Gonna Step On You Again" the first song ever to use a sample.

Family Life

His four sons, named Jesse, Johnny, Daniel and Dylan, formed a rock band together called Kongos.

Associated With

His 1975 song "Ride the Lightning" was covered by singer Sylvie Vartan.

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