Sharon Tandy (1943 – 2015)
It is with great sadness that I have just learnt of the passing of Sharon Tandy this weekend. Sharon had 2 SA Top 20 hits – ‘Hello-A’ with Billy Forrest in 1972 (13 weeks, peak of 5) and ‘I Believe In You’, a duet with Graham Clarke in 1977 (11 weeks, peak of 9). She also charted as part of the band Harvest in 1978 with ‘Welcome Home’ (11 weeks, peak of 10).
Apart from her local success, she would also have some international recognition, working with Booker T & The MG’s and Isaac Hayes and was the opening act on the 1967 Stax/Volt tour. Stax/Volt was a famous soul record label back then.
Many Johannesburg music lovers (like myself) will remember her as the sweet woman behind the counter at Street Records in Braamfontein.
R.I.P. Sharon. Condolences to your family and friends.
Hello-A (with Billy Forrest):
I Believe In You (with Graham Clarke):
Welcome Home -Harvest: