Johannesburg Then and Now
My first book has been launched and is finding its way into the stores.
Penguin approached me in late 2016 to research and write this edition of the book for them (A Cape Town version was released in 2013). The book was completed in July 2018 with all the ‘now’ photography done by my friend and photo-journalist Yeshiel Panchia.
From a music interest angle, both the ‘Three Castles Building’ (Dungeon, Tchaikovsky’s, ICON) and the ‘School of Music’ (Mandys, IDOLS, ESP) were covered in the book along with many other historic buildings and houses.
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For the next book, I’m looking into expanding the club articles I’ve already done (Heaven, Scants and The Junction) into a history of Johannesburg’s nightclubs 1940-1990.
Hi Marc !
Jan (res Dj Berlins ’93/ Vogue ’94) here…you may recall our interaction re. Heaven prior to your release of the article on- line.
Anyways my wife got me your “JHB then and now” for Xmas….what a fascinating book …I am thoroughly enjoying it.
Congratulations on this great piece of work..!
Looking forward to the one on the clubbing history.
Also, I am building a Club Vinyl Heritage Studio/ Bar in 2019 for my own private use/ functions. It will be properly kitted out and completed Q3 in 2019.
I would like you to attend the launch as a VIP.
Hey Jan! Of course, I remember. Glad you like the book. The heritage bar sounds amazing. I would be honoured to attend