Bird made his first solo performances at the Space Theatre in Cape Town, where his unique African style was reviewed favorably by press and promoters. He recorded two albums in the 1970s. His comeback CD Sorry Africa, released in 1990 on Rounder Records in the USA and Mountain Records in Europe and Africa, included the hit song "Mango Time", which describes the happiness of the mangoes being ripe, once a year.
The African Activist Archive Project website includes video of the television show South Africa Now - Show #N108 , September 20, 1989, produced by Globalvision that includes a cultural segment with an interview of and performances by Tony Bird.
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