The Movers

Formed in Alexandra in 1967. The original line-up included Sophie Thapedi (vocals), Oupa Hlongwane (guitar), Sankie Cluenyane (organ), Norman Cluenyane (bass), Archie Mohlala (drums), Lula Nasekela (alto sax), Thomas Phale (tenor sax). Early on Maxwell Kubheka replaced Norman Cluenyane on bass.

They launched their career with the release of the singles “Apple Tart” (1969) and “Movers Underground”.

They released their first solo album Crying Guitar in 1970. They experienced several line-up changes over the next decade and by 1981 their line-up had changed to: Ben Rhikoto (guitar), Jabu Sibumbe (bass and percussion), Lloyd Lelosa (keyboards and vocals), Mafa Pholo (drums), Thomas Phale (tenor sax), Eaglett Ditsi (vocals) and Joy White (vocals).

They released singles and albums on a regular basis throughout the 1970s and until their last album, Space, released in 1981.

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