Both sea and land sunsets here in our tribute to a legend!
The news this morning stated that the winds in Cape Town, South Africa, have been at storm strength over the last few days, reaching speeds of 100 kmp (Kilometers per hour). One headline on my PC news states that "Capetonians are defying gravity", as people cling to each other walking in the streets. Motorcycles blown over and trees uprooted.
But this post today is about another matter which I will tell you about at the end of the post.
Come and enjoy the sunsets show!
Sunlight playing on the windows of the beachfront skyscrapers!
Another look at the sea sunset that leaves one with a great sense of peace!
This seagull couple decided to have a sunset dinner at a beach rock restaurant.
And here now we go inland to the hills below the mountains!
A closer look a bit later at the tree on the skyline!
Here we have a different tree on another occasion with the sun behind a strip of cloud!
Finally all of the above is a tribute to a very accomplished artist who's music I love!
Let me explain.
Well to my surprise in the news this morning I saw that Steve Fataar died yesterday (Saturday) morning. I have always loved their rock music. Amazing co-incidences here as Steve and I share a name and on Friday night before his death he played a gig at a place called "Zack's" in Durban, KZN. That's two names shared!
Here's some more information about Steve Fataar and The Flames!
"The band was originally formed in 1963 by guitarist Steve Fataar, bassist Brother Fataar (real name Edries Fataar), drummer George Faber and guitarist Eugene Champion. However, this line-up would only be together to record a couple of songs. Ricky Fataar replaced George Faber as the band's drummer around 1964 and Edries Fredericks replaced Eugene Champion as the guitarist. Baby Duval briefly replaced Edries Fredericks in 1967, although it is unclear whether he was involved in any of the recordings that were released. Blondie Chaplin then replaced Baby Duval in 1967. This was to be the line-up from 1967 until their demise as a group in 1970.
Steve Fataar has confirmed that Baby Duval is featured as a performer on the Flames second album That's Enough, which was released in early 1967.
In 1970, they recorded the only non-Beach Boys album on the Brother records label, produced by Carl Wilson under the name "The Flame" (to avoid confusion with James Brown's The Famous Flames)"
"In 1972 Ricky Fataar and Blondie Chaplin joined The Beach Boys".
Listen to this lovely rock song!
And here's the news about Steve Fataar's death yesterday!
© Provided by Independent Media Steve Fataar passed away in the early hours of Saturday morning Picture: Simon/Facebook
Durban - Tributes have been pouring in on social media following the passing of legendary South African musician, Steve Fataar.
The 76-year-old is believed to have died in his sleep in the early hours of Saturday morning. He had just played a gig at popular Durban venue, Zacks, just hours before his death.
Note: If you want to listen to some great music, Google, "The Flames", South Africa!
This is a great loss to the music industry and our prayers and condolences are with the family and friends. A legend has fallen and a sad day indeed. May he rest in peace!
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