Welcome to Rhodie Music

Welcome to Rhodie Music website.  This site was originally created in 1998 to capture the memories and experiences of anyone who participated, be it as a musician, sound engineer, disco operator, go-go dancer, cabaret artist, roadie, dance floor icon or audience member, in the contemporary music scene in what was known as Southern Rhodesia, then Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, between the years 1950 – 1980. The site is run purely for recreational and research purposes – it does not carry advertising and all content has been contributed without charge or fee.  The site administrator carries the costs, such as they exist.  If content is copied from this site, please acknowledge the source in whatever future use it is put to.

As our numbers steadily dwindle, it is important that we capture as much information as we can for future generations to enjoy.  If you have a story to tell, or know of someone who does, no matter how big or small, please do not hang back from sharing it!!  Just drop a line to rhodiemusic@gmail.com and we’ll help you get your thoughts, photographs and memorabilia onto paper.

Although these decades are the primary focus of the site, a ZIM MUSIC section is included to capture the activities of contemporary bands in Zimbabwe.  The site is privately funded and does not carry any advertising.  It is hoped that the site will be of interest to you and that you will experience emotions of fun, humour, nostalgia and interest as you explore its pages.

Tips for using this site:

  • On the home page you fill find tabs with different labels (Bands, Solo Artists etc) – click on the tab you’d like to follow;
  • If you are looking for a specific artist, band or event use the SEARCH panel on the right hand side of the page above the most popular topics;
  • When looking for bands, drop the prefix “The”.  In other words, if you are looking for the Drifters, just put Drifters into the search panel.

The vast majority of content on this site has been contributed by the artists themselves.  Where other sources have been resorted to, permission has been obtained for such use and the appropriate acknowledgements appear on the site.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SITE IS NOT A MUSIC VENDOR. WE DO NOT SELL, EXCHANGE OR COPY MUSIC! IF YOU ARE SEEKING MUSIC RELATED TO THIS TOPIC, PLEASE VISIT OUR SHOP PAGES WHERE GUIDANCE WILL BE PROVIDED ON WHERE THIS MATERIAL CAN BE PURCHASED.  IN ADDITION TO THIS, THE SITE ADMINISTRATOR DOES NOT SUPPLY LYRICS OR CHORDS FOR SONGS.  THESE SHOULD BE OBTAINED FROM THE RELEVANT PUBLISHING HOUSES, MUSIC WEBSITES, SHOPS OR THE ARTISTS THEMSELVES.  

All material posted on this site is done so in good faith.  Whilst every effort is made to verify content before it is posted, there is a possibility that inaccuracies may occur on occasion.  The site administrator does not accept any responsibility for these errors. If you are aware of, or detect any such blemishes, please contact the site administrator at your earliest convenience at rhodiemusic@gmail.com

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