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TitleSun City (single version)
ArtistArtist United Against Apartheid
VocalsArtist United Against Apartheid Authorship  Steven Van Zandt Time  0:05:10 Recorded  05/15/1985 Order in day2
Initally released onDS: Sun City Release date10/25/1985 Release StatusOfficial
Primary location in my collectionLP: Sun City
A 1985 protest song written by Steven Van Zandt and recorded by Artists United Against Apartheid to convey opposition to the South African policy of apartheid. The Artists Against Apartheid included Kool DJ Herc, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Ruben Blades, Bob Dylan, Herbie Hancock, Ringo Starr and his son Zak Starkey, Lou Reed, Run DMC, Peter Gabriel, David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, Darlene Love, Bobby Womack, Afrika Bambaataa, Kurtis Blow, Jackson Browne and then-girlfriend Daryl Hannah, U2, George Clinton, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Bonnie Raitt, Hall & Oates, Jimmy Cliff, Big Youth, Michael Monroe, Peter Garrett, Ron Carter, Ray Barretto, Gil-Scott Heron, Nona Hendryx, Pete Townshend, Pat Benatar, and Joey Ramone. Estimated recorded date known to be in 1985. Ringo Starr and his son Zak Starkey contributed drums. Promotional record assumed to be released a week before the official release date of 10/25/1985.

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