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List of notable or famous record producers from South Africa, with bios and photos, including the top record producers born in South Africa and even some popular record producers who immigrated to South Africa. If you're trying to find out the names of famous South African record producers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These record producers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known record producer from South Africa is included when available.

This list below has a variety of people in it, from Peter Gabriel to Trevor Rabin.

This historic record producers from South Africa list can help answer the questions "Who are some South African record producers of note?" and "Who are the most famous record producers from South Africa?" These prominent record producers of South Africa may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected South African record producers.

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Blondie Chaplin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Record Producers from South Africa
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Terence William "Blondie" Chaplin is a musician from Durban, South Africa who first became known to international audiences through his brief stint in the early 1970s as a singer and guitarist for The Beach Boys. Chaplin was also listed as a co-producer, sang lead vocals with fellow South African musician Ricky Fataar and composed, with Fataar, "Here She Comes" and "Hold on Dear Brother" on the twenty-third official Beach Boys album, Carl and the Passions – "So Tough", released in 1972. He is known in recent years as a long term backing vocalist, percussionist and acoustic rhythm guitarist for the Rolling Stones on their tours. Blondie Chaplin, along with drummer Ricky Fataar, joined the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 67

Birthplace: Durban, Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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Busi Mhlongo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Record Producers from South Africa
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Busi Mhlongo, born as Victoria Busisiwe Mhlongo, was a virtuoso singer, dancer and composer originally from Inanda in Natal, South Africa. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 63 (1947-2010)

Birthplace: Inanda, South Africa

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Clive Ian Calder is a South African-born based record executive and businessman primarily known for co-founding the Zomba Group with Ralph Simon and its subsidiary Jive Records. The relocation of Warner Music Group Chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr. to London has pushed Calder from first to second wealthiest music billionaire in Britain, worth an estimated £2.4bn. As of April 2012 he was number 521 on the Forbes list. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 72

Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa

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Dino Sofos is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Record Producers from South Africa
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Dino Sofos is a London based Sound Designer, Composer and Multi-instrumentalist, working in Film, Television and Digital Content. ...more on Wikipedia

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