Anton Goosen: Biography of Anton Goosen, Age, Career, Music & Net Worth
Anton Goosen (born 5 March 1946) is a South African musician and songwriter. He became a pivotal figure in Afrikaans music and is generally regarded as the father of Afrikaans Rock.
|Full Name||Anton Goosen|
|Date of Birth||5 March 1946 (age 75 years old)|
|Occupation||Musician and Songwriter|
Anton Goosen Age
He was born on 5 March 1946. Goosen is 75 years old as of 2021.
Anton Goosen Education
As a young boy in school, Goosen was not considered ‘bright’. At the age of 9, his teachers sought to place him in a class for mentally challenged children as his behaviour became disruptive. When he was 17, a guidance counsellor suggested to Goosen that he abandon his music career.
In 1963, Goosen was expelled from boarding school after being caught in a bath playing guitar and smoking. His guitar was confiscated and its case filled with bricks. Despite this, Goosen persevered and formed his high school’s first rock band that same year.
Goosen attended the Teachers Training College Heidelberg, and qualified in Special Education after which he taught school for awhile, and worked as a writer and reviewer for Beeld, before becoming a full-time song writer.
Goosen wrote songs for other artists, most notably and prodigiously for Sonja Herholdt, but also for Carike Keuzenkamp, Laurika Rauch, Richard Clayderman, Francis Goya, and Koos Kombuis.
He released his own first album, Boy Van Die Suburbs, in 1979, and it sold over 80,000 copies. He was noted for being the first to produce an album of his own works entirely in Afrikaans. He used irony and symbolism in his songs to protest against removals to Bantustans and to underline the injustices behind the Soweto riots.
Goosen is noted for two films for which he wrote music and directed: ‘n Brief vir Simone (1980) and Sing vir die Harlekyn (1980). He wrote the theme music for Die Laaste Tango (2013), ‘n Pawpaw vir my Darling (2016) and Siembamba (Lullaby) (2017). As early as 1980 Goosen was referred to as the father of the Afrikaans chanson.
- “Trompie” (1980) Theme from the TV Series ‘Trompie’ made from the books written by Topsy Smith
- “Boy Van Die Suburbs” (1981)
- “‘n Brief Vir Simone” (1981) Theme from the film of the same name
- “Deurdruk Dag Toe” (1981)
- “Baai Baai Bokkie” (1983)
- Boy Van Die Suburbs (1979)
- 2de Laan 58 (1980)
- Liedjieboer (1980)
- Jors Troelie (1981)
- Lappiesland (1985)
- Liedjieboer In Die Stad/City (1986)
- Winde Van Verandering (1988)
- Danzer (1992)
- Riviersonderend – 21 Greatest Hits (1994)
- Bushrock (Of A White Kaffir In Africa) (1996)
- Putonnerwater (1999)
- ‘n Vis Innie Bos (2001)
- Anton en Vrinne Live in die Staatsteater 2003
- Die Groen Blomme-projek 2005
- 33 A-sides (Grootste treffers) 2008
- 33 B-sides (getye van verandering) 2008
- 33 Sea-sides (om te rock ‘n roll) 2008
- Volledig Vol 1 2014
- Volledig Vol 2 2015
- Volledig Vol 3 2016
- Love Songs 2016
- Padkos 2017
- 40jaar liedjieboer innie langpad 2019
|1979||Sarie Award||Best composition for Kruidjie-Roer-My-Nie|
|1979||Sarie Award||Best Singer of the Year|
|1999||ATKV||Contribution to Afrikaans music DECLINED|
|2001||Geraas||Lifelong contribution to Afrikaans music, Producer award “om te breyten”|
|2001||SAMA||Album of the year for Om te Breyten|
|2003||SAMA||Best Afrikaans album of the year for Vis innie bos|
|2005||Vonk||Oskar for Groen Blomme|
|2006||Volksblad||Artist of the year|
|2009||Academy of Arts and Science||Centenary Medal|
|2009||SAMA||Lifetime achievement award|
|2010||ATKV East Pretoria||Songwriting award|
|2011||Voortrekkers||Medal of Honour|
|2013||Inniebos||Contribution to Afrikaans music|
|2016||Federasie van Afrikaanse Kultuur (F.A.K.)||Lifelong achievement|
2019 Krone Award
Anton Goosen Net Worth
Goosen has an estimated net worth of $300 000.
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