Tuesday, January 23, 2018


Rest in peace Hugh Masekela, South African trumperter extraordinaire, seen here with Chris Hillman of The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers, and Johnny Rivers at the tribute to Mario Maglieri at the latter's longtime venue The Whisky A Gogo.

Once wed to singer Meriam Makeba, Masekela fought hard against his native country's horrid apartheid policies. He came to the U.S. in 1967, played solos on hit records like The Byrds' "So You Want To Be A Rock And Roll Star" and appeared in the Monterey Pop Festival film as a featured performer.

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