Sixto ‘Sugar Man’ Rodriguez

Check out this article from the BBC News entitled “Discovering Sugar Man Rodriguez.” The Mexican-American singer released two albums in the late ’60s, and promptly disappeared into obscurity. Except in South Africa, of all places, where bootlegs of his album were pressed and repressed to the point where the story of Sugar Man became the stuff of legend. Rumored to have killed himself, Sixto was actually working as a construction worker in Detroit, when two South African mega-fans finally tracked him down. Swedish director Malik Bendjelloul has made a movie about this fascinating story, and it has already received two prizes at Sundance. It opened in theaters this week.

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