For this week’s Throwback Thursday we thought it appropriate to honour a legend who we still miss and will never forget: Lucky Dube. Spawning an unmatched 25-year music career, he achieved the unachievable. SAMA awards, a Motown Records contract and millions of records sold are just a few of the accomplishments that compliment titles he holds like South Africa’s Best Selling Reggae Artist and Best Selling African Recording Artist (1996).
In this #TBT Lucky Dube Special, we bring you a complete hour of the incomparable Lucky Dube live in concert with his full band. Whether you were old enough to have watched his rise to fame, grown up with his music or too young to have heard a single song of his, you won’t want to miss this set. It’s moments like these where you realise the legend that was Lucky Dube. His infectious energy, larger than life stage presence and a groove and vibe between he and his band that will keep you wanting for more. This performance may be eight years old but it certainly does not feel that way, as Lucky Dube’s spirit lives on through it.
Lucky Dube met his untimely death in Rosettenville, Johannesburg while being hijacked for his luxury Chrysler sedan, shortly after dropping his two of seven children off at their uncle’s house. May his soul rest in perfect peace.
We will always love you.