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John Kongos

voc, *1945 ZA, Johannesburg
Singer / Songwriter of Rock and Pop
A.k.a. John Theodore Kongos IMPI

Songwriter, musician and engineer, born 1945, Johannesburg, South Africa. Best known for his hits "He's Gonna Step On You Again" and "Tokoloshe Man", John Kongos has sold over 25 million copies as a songwriter and/or artist since the 1970's, with various Number One and Top Ten hits in England, France, Germany, Australia, South Africa and other countries. He wrote numerous Jingles, TV and Film Themes (including The Greek Tycoon, Cat's Eyes, Fraggle Rock (Traveling Matt), London Program, Sunday Sunday, etc.). He also ran his home-studios John Kongos Studio and Tapestry Studios in London from1971 to 1988 before relocating to Phoenix, Arizona, where he started Tokoloshe Records with his four sons.

     
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Backing Vocals
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Bass
  • Guitar
Genres
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Folk
  • World
Popular Tracks   
He's Gonna Step on You Again on Kongos by John Kongos
I'm Dreaming (Any Moment I May Wake Up Screaming) - Mixed on fabric presents Danilo Plessow by Motor City Drum Ensemble
Bermuda City on Sunny Days by Standard Music Library
Tokoloshe Man on Kongos by John Kongos
Tomorrow I'll Go on Kongos by John Kongos
Try to Touch Just One on Kongos by John Kongos
The Shy Coconut on 80's Poptronic - Gateway to the Information Era by Standard Music Library
Confusions About A Goldfish on Confusions About A Goldfish by John Kongos
At This Moment on Confusions About A Goldfish by John Kongos
Jubilee Cloud on Kongos by John Kongos

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Lavender PopcornJohn Kongos Featuring The Floribunda Rose & Scrugg2001Compil.
He's Gonna Step On You AgainJohn Kongos1990Single
Cats EyesJohn Kongos1985Single
Blind Date (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)John Kongos / Stanley Myers1984Album
I'm DreamingJohn Kongos1981Single
I No. 7 (Only Wants To Get To Heaven)John Kongos1976Single
Ride The LightningJohn Kongos1975Single
Jubilee CloudJohn Kongos1973Single
Higher Than God's HatJohn Kongos1973Single
Family Affair / Tokoloshe ManSly & The Family Stone / John Kongos1972Single
Tokoloshe ManJohn Kongos1972Single
He's Gonna Step On You AgainJohn Kongos1972Single
Great White LadyJohn Kongos1972Single
He's Gonna Step On You Again / Samba Pa TiJohn Kongos / Santana1971Single
He's Gonna Step On You AgainJohn Kongos1971Single
Tokoloshe ManJohn Kongos1971Single
KongosJohn Kongos1971Album
Flim, Flam PhariseeJohn Kongos1969Single
Confusions About A GoldfishJohn Kongos1969Album
I Love MaryJohn Kongos1966Single
This Is JohnnyJohn Kongos1963Album
Tulips For 'ToinetteJohn Kongos1963Single
It's All Happening...John KongosAlbum
This HouseJohn KongosSingle
900 MilesJohn KongosSingle
Tokoloshe Man / Let's ActioneJohn Kongos / The WhoSingle
Great Imposter - Little Boy CryingJohn KongosSingle
Fireball / ToloschimenDeep Purple, John KongosSingle
It Was EasyJohn KongosSingle
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