Together with his brothers, Ricky and Edries (Brother), Steve Fataar helped to make the Flames (aka: The Flame) one of South Africa's best white bands of the 1960s. Formed in 1964, The Flames were "discovered" by Carl Wilson of The Beach Boys while performing in a London club in 1969. One of the first bands signed to the Beach Boys' label, Brother Records, The Flames recorded their first internationally-released album, The Flame, the following year. Frustrated by the album's disappointing sales, The Flames disbanded shortly afterwards with Ricky and drummer Blondie Chapman joining the Beach Boys' touring band. Maintaining a low profile until 1978, Steve Fataar resurfaced with a new band, Further, with younger brother Issy on guitar. Unfortunately, this group proved no more commecially successful than The Flames and soon disbanded.
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