Johannesburg-based group who evolved out of Conglomeration in 1975.

An earlier version of Rabbitt led by Trevor Rabin has been convened as a studio group to record a cover version of Jethro Tull’s “Locomotive Breath” (1972) for the South African market.

They also released a follow-up single “Backdoor Of My Heart” (1973). The version of Rabbitt that achieved huge success in South Africa were: Trevor Rabin (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Duncan Faure (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Neil Cloud (drums) and Ronnie Robot (Ronnie Friedman, bass).

They released two albums, Boys Will Be Boys (1977) and A Croak And A Grunt In The Night (1977) before Trevor Rabin left the group. The remaining three members released the album Rock Rabbitt (1977) but soon after they broke-up.

Their single “Charlie” (1975) is regarded as a classic South African pop song.

Trevor Rabin

Songwriter, composer, vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist and producer who rose to fame in the mid-1970s with the group Rabbitt (formerly Conglomeration).

He left Rabbitt in 1977 to pursue a solo career while also an in-demand session guitarist and was involved in the studio projects Disco Rock Machine and Come With Me.

Launched his solo career in 1978 with the singles “Fantasy” and “Stay With Me” and the album Beginning. This was followed by Face to Face (1979) and Wolf (1981) before he joined Yes for their album 90125.

He continued after that with Yes, as a solo artist and a very successful composer of film music.