Short film of Johannesburg from 1970/1


Johannesburg 1912 - Suburb by suburb research

I came across this short film (more of a silent documentary set to music really) by Alan Michael Levy posted on You Tube. It’s an interesting look back in time to Johannesburg in the early 70s. Although filmed a few years before I was born, I do remember the black & white TJ number plates, some of the old cars and those cooling towers in Newtown that were eventually demolished in 1985.

Here are the songs featured on the film. They appear to have been updated from the original soundtrack done by Nick Taylor:

Amy Macdonald – The days of being young and free

Four Jacks & a Jill – Master Jack

Paul Simon – Graceland

Four Jacks & a Jill is the only period & South African song here. It was released in 1968 and reached #18 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart as well as going to #1…

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