Her best friend had been having an affair with her husband of 15 years and she had found out about it the day after he asked for a divorce.Now Shania Twain, 45, has recounted the moment she confronted 'the other woman' and said she suffered a panic attack when she came face to face with Marie-Ann Thiebaud.
Lange had heard the budding superstar’s debut album, which prompted him track her down via telephone to offer to produce and write songs with her.
His German mother came from a prosperous family, and his South African father was a mining engineer.
Nicknamed "Mutt" at an early age, Lange grew up a fan of country music, in particular the singer Slim Whitman.
While studying at Belfast High School in what is now Mpumalanga province, he started a band in which he played rhythm guitar and sang harmonies.
After his national service (1966–1967) Lange formed the band Sound Reason in 1969.