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Thread #146736 Message #3398554
Posted By: theleveller
01-Sep-12 - 07:54 AM
Thread Name: Paul Simon BBC4 last night
Subject: RE: Paul Simon BBC4 last night
I enjoyed the programme but, having lived in (and been thrown out of) South Africa in the mid-70s, I know that the political situation was much more complex than was shown. Although Paul Simon may have had the best of intentions, he did not understand what was happening in the country and could have put the musicians in grave danger both from the SA authorities and from ANC supporters who were 'necklacing' people who they thought were not supporting the struggle.
It is, however, a great album.