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Friday, January 18, 2013

Song for Friday...a movie and a song

The other night we watched the most incredible documentary
about a man who was a singer songwriter of Mexican descent in the early '70s in Detroit.
In North America he was nobody.
But in South Africa he was bigger than Elvis.
Everybody had his records.
You had The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel and...
Rodriguez.
But he didn't know anything about his fame.
Rodriguez was like a mix of Dylan and Donavon.
Singer songwriter extraordinaire.
His lyrics, even today are poignant, political, full of heartache and beauty.
He was reported to have committed suicide.
...and then the search began.
...and they found him!
40 years later.
His story is amazing.
If you get a chance to see "Searching for Sugarman" you won't be disappointed.
Here's the trailer followed by one of his songs.
Have a great weekend all!

3 comments:

Stone Angel said...

Thanks for the tip Kerry. Just put it on my netflix que.
Carol

acornmoon said...

Hi, I am enjoying catching up finally. I am also intrigued by this singer, I wonder if his life was in danger due to his political beliefs. Maybe if I watched more of the film there would be some answers.

Toronto looks very English in your photographs.

Cobalt Violet said...

That sounds amazing! Thanks for the tip!