Hotline (3)

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Hotline was a meat 'n potatoes rock band that formed in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1980, with the original line-up consisting of PJ Powers (vocals), Alistair Coakley (lead guitar), George van Dyk (bass), Patrick van Rensburg (drums) and Geoff Sedgwick (keyboards).

In 1983 the band changed their style to afro-rock, and that's when success really kicked off - not least of all by being popular with both black and white audiences (something rather unusual in the old days of apartheid, and frowned upon by the corridors of power).

Larry Rose and also-producer Bones Brettell replaced members Patrick and Geoff respectively, and it was this line-up that went on to even greater heights.

The band split in 1987, with PJ going on to an equally successful solo career while Larry Rose later joined Cinema and Alistair Coakley now plucking the strings for Folk & Celtic outfit Waldorf String Band.
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Albums

ML 4561 Hotline (3) - Burnout album art Hotline (3) Burnout(LP, Album) MFM (2) ML 4561 South Africa 1981 Sell This Version
ML 4654 Hotline (3) - Help album art Hotline (3) Help (Album) MFM (2) ML 4654 South Africa 1982 Sell This Version
RB 33902 Hotline (3) - Feel So Strong album art Hotline (3) With P.J. Powers & Steve Kekana Hotline (3) With P.J. Powers & Steve Kekana - Feel So Strong (Album) Red Bus Records RB 33902 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
FML (B) 1001 Hotline (3) - Music For Africa album art Hotline (3) Music For Africa (Album) MFM (2) FML (B) 1001 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
FML 1003 Hotline (3) - Jabulani album art Hotline (3) Jabulani (Album) MFM (2) FML 1003 South Africa 1984 Sell This Version
FML 1007 Hotline (3) - Wozani album art Hotline (3) Wozani (Album) MFM (2) FML 1007 South Africa 1985 Sell This Version
FML 1010 Hotline (3) - Current album art Hotline (3) Current (Album) MFM (2) FML 1010 South Africa 1986 Sell This Version
FML 1015 Hotline (3) - Jive album art Hotline (3) Jive (Album) MFM (2), Gallo FML 1015 South Africa 1987 Sell This Version
MOMCD 114 Hotline (3) - We Are Growing album art Margaret Singana Featuring Guests P.J. Powers And Hotline (3) Margaret Singana Featuring Guests P.J. Powers And Hotline (3) - We Are Growing(CD, Album) Trax Music MOMCD 114 Europe 1987 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PD 1999 Hotline (3) - You're So Good To Me / So Cold album art Hotline (3) You're So Good To Me / So Cold(7") MFM (2) PD 1999 South Africa 1981 Sell This Version
PD 2115 Hotline (3) - Feel So Strong album art Steve Kekana And P.J. Powers With Hotline (3) Steve Kekana And P.J. Powers With Hotline (3) - Feel So Strong (Single, Maxi) Gallo PD 2115 South Africa 1982 Sell This Version
PD 2111 Hotline (3) - Help album art Hotline (3) Help (Single) MFM (2) PD 2111 South Africa 1982 Sell This Version
PD 2058 Hotline (3) - Nobody's Fool / Like You album art Hotline (3) Nobody's Fool / Like You(7") MFM (2) PD 2058 South Africa 1982 Sell This Version
RM 9908 Hotline (3) - Dance Mama album art Hotline (3) Dance Mama (Maxi) Red Bus Records RM 9908 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
MFM 1 Hotline (3) - Don't Look Back / Put A Little Love album art Hotline (3) Don't Look Back / Put A Little Love(7", Single) MFM (2) MFM 1 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
MFM 7 Hotline (3) - Jabulani album art Hotline (3) Jabulani MFM (2) MFM 7 South Africa 1984 Sell This Version
145.094 Hotline (3) - Help / Burnout album art Hotline (3) Feat. P.J. Powers Hotline (3) Feat. P.J. Powers - Help / Burnout(7", Single) CNR Records 145.094 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
MFM 3 Hotline (3) - Ways Of Africa / Music For Africa album art Hotline (3) Ways Of Africa / Music For Africa(7") MFM (2) MFM 3 South Africa 1984 Sell This Version
MFM 30 Hotline (3) - Jive Pantsula album art Hotline (3) Jive Pantsula MFM (2) MFM 30 Zimbabwe 1986 Sell This Version
MFM 21 Hotline (3) - Wozani album art Hotline (3) Wozani(7", Single) MFM (2) MFM 21 South Africa 1986 Sell This Version
MFM 36 Hotline (3) - Jive Tonight album art Hotline (3) Jive Tonight(7") MFM (2) MFM 36 South Africa 1987 Sell This Version
JB 030 Hotline (3) - Choo Choo Train /  Feel So Strong  album art Riccardo Cioni & D.J.F.T. Band / Hotline (3) With P.J. Powers & Steve Kekana Riccardo Cioni & D.J.F.T. Band / Hotline (3) With P.J. Powers & Steve Kekana - Choo Choo Train / Feel So Strong (7", Jukebox) Master Dee Jay, Red Bus Records JB 030 Italy Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

PJL 3000 Hotline (3) - The Best of P.J. Powers & Hotline album art P.J. Powers & Hotline (3) P.J. Powers & Hotline (3) - The Best of P.J. Powers & Hotline (Comp) MFM (2) PJL 3000 South Africa 1988 Sell This Version