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Graeme/Grahame Beggs

Name: Patrick

Message: Hi. Not sure where to start. I am trying to locate/contact Grahame/Graeme Beggs that started and owned Sunshine Records in the 70’s. I am trying to complete the catalogue released under the Sunshine label (mainly ABBA, but many local acts as well). Starting from the beginning with SUN1 on single (ABBA – People Need Love)and the first LP SLP1 (ABBA – Ring Ring) through to the end GBS169 (Dennis East – Peace will be mine) there are still a few gaps in the catalogue I need clarity on. I know the numbering changed from SUN for the singles and SLP for the lps to GBS and GBL for the singles and albums respectively (and I need to end years of arguments around this::: GBS for the singles was derived from Grahame/Graeme Beggs Singl and GBL in the same way referred to G Beggs LP!)

Any way in assisting me would be greatly appreciated.

Author:

Playlist Creator & Web Marketer. The son of a church organist father and pianist mother, South African born Brian Currin grew up surrounded by music. In his pre-teen years he realised that he had no real talent for playing music and he couldn't sing, so he immersed himself in the world of music by listening, exploring and researching. Which he still does today. He served in the military for five years, then spent many years in corporate sales and marketing until his involvement in the re-discovery of Rodriguez, opened up a whole new world for him. He was the Content Editor for Rhythm Online, South Africa's first online music store, from 2006 to 2012. He ran Mabu Vinyl, the iconic music store seen in the Oscar-winning "Searching For Sugar Man" film from 2013 to 2019. His voice could be heard on the streaming radio station All Jazz Radio where he hosted the Vagabond Show from 2012 to 2019. He is very involved in promoting South African music, and is the co-owner of a number of music-related websites including www.rock.co.za which he founded in 1999.

8 thoughts on “Graeme/Grahame Beggs

  1. hi Jenni, my dad Doug Hill and Graham worked together for years at EMI, would be good to get the 2 together for old time sakes. Did’nt you guys live in Kayalami for some time.

  2. Thanks Brian. Any idea what happened to them? There is a track from 1980 “Gypsy Spirit” by Pendulum posted on youtube. (http://youtu.be/5pxWQTinmu4) Looks like an American record label and seems to have some similarity to the Pendulum sound. Wondering if the band moved to the US to try and make it there, like so many of our other great SA bands.

  3. Hi

    Grahame worked with a band called “Pendulum” who charted on Springbok radio with “Take my Heart” in 1976 and “Seabird” in 1977. I always thought this was a South Afrcan band and would love to know if I am wrong or right. Also what has happened to this band?

    Thanks

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