Anton Goosen (born 5 March 1946) is a South African musician and songwriter. He became a pivotal figure in Afrikaans music and is generally regarded as the father of Afrikaans Rock.
As a young boy in school, Goosen was not considered ‘bright’. At the age of 9, his teachers sought to place him in a class for mentally challenged children as his behavior became disruptive. When he was 17, a guidance counselor suggested to Goosen that he abandon his music career.
In 1963, Goosen was expelled from boarding school after being caught in a bath playing guitar and smoking. His guitar was confiscated and its case filled with bricks. Despite this, Goosen persevered and formed his high school’s first rock band that same year.
Goosen attended the Teachers Training College Heidelberg, and qualified in Special Education after which he taught school for a while, and worked as a writer and reviewer for Beeld, before becoming a full-time songwriter.
- “Trompie” (1980) Theme from the TV Series ‘Trompie’ made from the books written by Topsy Smith
- “Boy Van Die Suburbs” (1981)
- “‘n Brief Vir Simone” (1981) Theme from the film of the same name
- “Deurdruk Dag Toe” (1981)
- “Baai Baai Bokkie” (1983)
- Boy Van Die Suburbs (1979)
- 2de Laan 58 (1980)
- Liedjieboer (1980)
- Jors Troelie (1981)
- Lappiesland (1985)
- Liedjieboer In Die Stad/City (1986)
- Winde Van Verandering (1988)
- Danzer (1992)
- Riviersonderend – 21 Greatest Hits (1994)
- Bushrock (Of A White Kaffir In Africa) (1996)
- Putonnerwater (1999)
- ‘n Vis Innie Bos (2001)
- Anton en Vrinne Live in die Staatsteater 2003
- Die Groen Blomme-projek 2005
- 33 A-sides (Grootste treffers) 2008
- 33 B-sides (getye van verandering) 2008
- 33 Sea-sides (om te rock ‘n roll) 2008
- Volledig Vol 1 2014
- Volledig Vol 2 2015
- Volledig Vol 3 2016
- Love Songs 2016
- Padkos 2017
Anton Goosen’s net worth is estimated to be $300 000, according to the list of South Celebrities and Net Worth in 2021.