It’s hard to put into words the bitter sweetness of being front row and watching Johnny Clegg for probably the last time on his farewell tour last night (11 Aug 2017). I discovered Juluka in 1980 when a house master, known as Ballhair, told me about the album Universal Men. Ballhair has been discussed disparagingly in The Story Of Rock And Roll. He got seriously slated for his inability to realise that a pathological worship of Stiff Little Fingers was just a kid trying to express his love for the primal force of nature that was Punk Rock. Pure love of Rock and Roll, nothing more nothing less. That being said Ballhair took the time when I first met him to tell me about Juluka and Johnny & Sipho. He actually felt strongly enough about them to record the album for me and give me the tape. For that I will always be grateful because I listened to Universal Men, and about 6 months later, African Litany over and over and fucking over again. They seemed to hold the key to unity, to making me want to know about places, cultures and people I was segregated from.