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Rodriguez

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Sixto Diaz Rodriguez (also known as Rodriguez or as Jesus Rodriguez; born July 10, 1942) is an American folk musician. His career initially proved short-lived with two albums in the early 1970s and some brief touring in Australia. Unknown to him however, his work proved extremely successful and influential in South Africa, although he was mistakenly rumored in that country to be dead by suicide. In the 1990s, determined South African fans managed to seek out and contact him, leading to an unexpected revival of his musical career. Their story is told in the 2012 documentary, Searching for Sugar Man, which has helped give Rodriguez a measure of fame in his native country.

Rodriguez was born in Detroit, Michigan. He was named ‘Sixto’ (pronounced see-toe) because he was the sixth child in his family. Rodriguez’s parents were middle-class immigrants from Mexico, who left in the 1920s. In most of his songs he takes a political stance on the cruelties facing the inner city poor.

In 1967 (under the name Rod Riguez) he released the single „I’ll Slip Away“ through the small label Impact. He did not produce anything for another three years until he was signed to Sussex Records, an offshoot of the Buddah label. It was after the move to Sussex that he changed his professional name to just Rodriguez. Rodriguez recorded two albums with Sussex—Cold Fact in 1970, and Coming from Reality in 1971. But after mixed reviews and low album sales, he was dropped from the label, which later folded in 1975.

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  • Akayz7

    IF anyone wants a spare ticket for 27th STALLS seats London, hit me a message. Few spares available!!

    22. Mai., 23:16 Antworten
  • bottomless_pit

    Searching for Sugar Man brought me here [59]

    20. Mai., 18:16 Antworten
  • ManarMagdy96

    Searching for Sugar Man brought me here [58] from Egypt, This man is unique !

    18. Mai., 0:05 Antworten
  • RollingStone-85

    Searching for Sugar Man brought me here.[57]

    29. Apr., 15:58 Antworten
  • Marooned_Youth

    Searching for Sugar Man brought me here.[56] Greetings from Egypt. The Second Lyrics Genius after Bob Dylan!

    22. Apr., 17:48 Antworten
  • zahrashams

    Searching for Sugar Man brought me here.[55]

    10. Apr., 8:11 Antworten
  • fedoramaster

    Searching for Sugar Man brought me here [54]

    6. Mär., 20:54 Antworten
  • Abel2029

    Searching for Sugar Man brought me here, from Brazil.

    9. Feb., 3:05 Antworten
  • ElfmanXO

    I'm from Russia and I have seen the movie "Searching for Sugar Man" on russian TV. :) [7]

    3. Feb., 4:16 Antworten
  • multipasser

    I'm from Russia and I have seen the movie "Searching for Sugar Man" on russian TV. :) [6]

    31. Jan., 18:30 Antworten
  • mr_Umberto

    I'm from Russia and I have seen the movie "Searching for Sugar Man" on russian TV. :) [5]

    28. Jan., 5:34 Antworten
  • TheSuperCrasher

    Why compare him with Dylan and put the latter down? They're both brilliant.

    18. Jan., 15:00 Antworten
  • eSpinoza88

    Searching for Sugar Man brought me here [53] Wish it on ukrainian TV!

    6. Jan., 18:02 Antworten
  • Zzznoked

    I'm from Russia and I have seen the movie "Searching for Sugar Man" on russian TV. :) [4]

    19. Dez. 2014 Antworten
  • LedDivision

    Rodriguez> Bob Dylan [2]

    10. Dez. 2014 Antworten
  • VirginiaDM

    I think that Rodriguez is better than Dylan. Amazing songs...

    28. Nov. 2014 Antworten
  • Diana_Nik

    Searching for Sugar Man brought me here. [52] But I really don't understand why this injustice?

    25. Nov. 2014 Antworten
  • Alex_Darkness

    I'm from Russia and I have seen the movie "Searching for Sugar Man" on russian TV. :) [3]

    20. Nov. 2014 Antworten
  • Everview

    What is 'Searching For Sugar Man'? Anyway, Sixto, you helped me to go trough depression in 2009. Thank you, man. Live long and prosper!

    19. Nov. 2014 Antworten
  • Kaktus1994

    I'm from Russia and I have seen the movie "Searching for Sugar Man" on russian TV. :) [2]

    14. Nov. 2014 Antworten
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