Artists United Against Apartheid


Artists United Against Apartheid was a short-lived group of almost 50 artists formed in protest to apartheid in South Africa, with proceeds going towards freeing political prisoners. Formed by Steven Van Zandt and record producer Arthur Baker, members included such top acts as Pat Benatar, Jackson Browne, Jimmy Cliff, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr, and Bono of U2. They had a Top 40 hit in 1985 with the protest song, "Surf City."

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Sun City (1985)

Pop charts debut year: 1985

Years active: 1985

Genres: Rock, hip-hop, R&B, dance, jazz, new wave

Labels: Manhattan, EMI


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