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(I ain't gonna play) Sun City

One of the best attempts by the music world to do something about socio-political issues. Forty nine artists (including Miles Davies, Dylan, Springsteen, Gabriel, U2, Lou Reed, Keith Richards, and Africa Bambaataa) organised by Springsteen side-kick Steven van Zandt and producer Arthur Baker as ‘Artists United Against Apartheid’, pledge they won’t play in Sun City, a luxury resort in South Africa, in support of the UN cultural boycott condemning apartheid (in 1985 apartheid was still in place). 110 more words


'80s Protest Songs

What would the eighties have been without protest songs? Just as every decade prior, and since, the eighties were filled with protest songs. There were protest songs about nuclear war, oppressive regimes, gang violence, and anyone who was president at the time. 383 more words