The energy of David Masondo's music, especially the hits recorded in the 1970s through to the 1990s, makes the most of today's music seem insipid.
The strength of a voice that carries the emotion through the songs is something that comes once in a blue moon, KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Transport and Community Safety, Willies Mchunu, said of David.
At the time of his death, the group was in the process of recording its 39th album, featuring Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
The singer made a lot of music, and a lot of children - almost as many as the number of his albums, friends often remarked light heartedly.
Mzwakhe Mbuli, who was MC at the funeral, told mourners that in isiZulu there is no such thing as an illegitimate child.
Read more in the July 23 issue of DRUM.