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"Biko" is a protest song by British rock musician Peter Gabriel. The song was included on Gabriel's third album, Peter Gabriel (1980). It is about Steve Biko, a noted black South African anti-apartheid activist. Biko had been arrested by the South African police in late August 1977. After being held in custody for several days, he was interrogated in room 619 of the Walmer Street prison in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape. Following the interrogation, during which he sustained serious head… read more

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  • Avatar for theironictea
    Same experience... [2] Saw Peter Gabriel live about 17 years ago...when he played this song, the entire audience sang along, waiving their lighters...and continued to do so for 3-4 minutes after Peter and his entire band had left the stage, one by one. A moment I will always remember.
  • Avatar for Musik-Heart
    Biko. Peter, you are the best ❤
  • Avatar for lukasz_pulawski
    One of his finest!
  • Avatar for fool2010
    i. l. t. s.!!!
  • Avatar for CidaDuarteF
    ✶*❤ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸✿¸¸.•*¨*•♫ღ✿ღ ♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ღ✿ღ¸¸♫•*¨*•¸❤`✶* `✶*❤ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸✿¸¸.•*¨*•♫ღ✿ღ ♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ღ✿ღ¸¸♫•*¨*•¸❤`✶* `✶*❤ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸✿¸¸.•*¨*•♫ღ✿ღ❤`✶* ✶*❤ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸✿
  • Avatar for honkynut
    @katrand : and today they'd be waving their smart phones and taking bloody stupid videos that noonever watches instead XD
  • Avatar for wb7777
    Nelson Mandela said of Biko: "They had to kill him to prolong the life of apartheid."
  • Avatar for kiteo
    No matter what the establishment tries to tell you now anti-apartheid was a very unpopular cause at the time as it disrupted their money-making and racism.
  • Avatar for katrand
    Saw Peter Gabriel live about 17 years ago...when he played this song, the entire audience sang along, waiving their lighters...and continued to do so for 3-4 minutes after Peter and his entire band had left the stage, one by one. A moment I will always remember.
  • Avatar for FRAMERMCB
    LOVE IT!

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