Saturday, 19 October 2013

Rodriguez PT 1...

                                                     Rodriguez!!

Sixto Diaz Rodriguez (also known as RSixto Diaz Rodriguez (also known as Rodríguez or as Jesús Rodríguez; born July 10, 1942) is a Mexican American folk musician based in DetroitMichigan. His career initially proved short lived, with two little-sold albums in the early 1970s and some brief touring inAustralia. Unbeknownst to him, however, his work became extremely successful and influential in South Africa, although he was mistakenly rumored in that country to have committed suicide.

In the 1990s, determined South African fans managed to seek out and contact him, which led to an unexpected revival of his musical career. Their story is told in the 2012 Academy Award–winning documentary film, Searching for Sugar Man, which has also helped give Rodriguez a measure of fame in his native country.

On May 9, 2013, Rodriguez received an honorary doctorate, a Doctor of Humane Lettersdegree, from his alma mater, Wayne State University (WSU) in Detroit, Michigan.odríguez or as Jesús Rodríguez; born July 10, 1942) is a Mexican American folk musician based in DetroitMichigan. His career initially proved short lived, with two little-sold albums in the early 1970s and some brief touring inAustralia. Unbeknownst to him, however, his work became extremely successful and influential in South Africa, although he was mistakenly rumored in that country to have committed suicide.

In the 1990s, determined South African fans managed to seek out and contact him, which led to an unexpected revival of his musical career. Their story is told in the 2012 Academy Award–winning documentary film, Searching for Sugar Man, which has also helped give Rodriguez a measure of fame in his native country.

On May 9, 2013, Rodriguez received an honorary doctorate, a Doctor of Humane Lettersdegree, from his alma mater, Wayne State University (WSU) in Detroit, Michigan.

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