Steven Van Zandt Recalls Spark That Lit All-Star ‘Sun City’ LP

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Ultimate Classic Rock

The 1985 all-star album Sun City came from an unexpected place. In his new book Unrequited Infatuations, Steven Van Zandt recalls how he was sitting in a Los Angeles movie theater waiting for Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless to start, and a song began to play that knocked him out. After the film ended, he knocked on the projectionist’s door to find out who had performed the song. “Peter Gabriel,” Van Zandt was told. “Biko.” “I had never heard of either one of them,” he admitted. With a bit of research, Van Zandt uncovered the story on both people. He was troubled by the story of Stephen Biko in pa…

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