Best known for his hits He's Gonna Step On You Again and Tokoloshe Man, John Kongos has sold over 25 million copies as a songwriter and/or artist since the 1970's, with various Number One and Top Ten hits in England, France, Germany, Australia, South Africa and other countries. He wrote numerous Jingles, TV and Film Themes (including The Greek Tycoon, Cat's Eyes, Fraggle Rock (Traveling Matt), London Program, Sunday Sunday, etc.).
Artists who have recorded his songs include:
Olivia Newton-John, Happy Mondays, Def Leppard, Petula Clark, Yvonne Elliman, Dahlia Lavi, Sylvie Vartan, Demis Roussos, James Last, Sheila, Mudd, Long John Baldry, Clout.
In his London studio (Tapestry) he worked with artists and producers including:
Gus Dudgeon, Robert "Mutt" Lange, Def Leppard, Tony Visconti, Argent, Mick Ronson, Mel Brooks, Mike D'Abo, Cat Stevens, Rodger Bain, Anthony Newley, Jim Henson, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Chris Birkett.