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The South African trumpeter and human rights campaigner Hugh Masekela was given his first horn at 14 by the prominent opponent of apartheid, Archbishop Trevor Huddleston. A few years later, with the help of Huddleston, the violinist Yehudi Menuhin, and British musician John Dankworth, Masekela gained admission to London’s Guildhall School of Music. He went on to the Manhattan School and, in 1963, recorded his first solo album. Jack Robinson photographed Masekela on August 8, 1968 for a “Vogue’s Own Boutique” feature. Earlier that year, Masakela had released the song “Grazin’ in the Grass” which sold over four million copies and was nominated for a Grammy.
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