Cold fact-who remembers this album

Cold fact-who remembers this album

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green944

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138 posts

106 months

Thursday 27th December 2012
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My son asked me earlier this evening if I had heard of the song "Sugar Man". This brings back amazing memories. Not sure if it will just be the oldies who remember him. Has anyone seen the documentary?

"Sixto Díaz Rodríguez 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 rumoured 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 also helped give Rodríguez a measure of fame in his native country." Wikipedia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh-99_1k3mE

Pints

18,442 posts

154 months

Saturday 29th December 2012
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I've got the Best of album.
He very recently played in Bristol.

TonyRPH

10,503 posts

128 months

Thursday 10th January 2013
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Yep, I remember the album, a good friend had it.

I only remember 'Sugar Man' tbh.


Pints

18,442 posts

154 months

Thursday 10th January 2013
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TonyRPH said:
Yep, I remember the album, a good friend had it.

I only remember 'Sugar Man' tbh.
Surely you must remember I Wonder

TonyRPH

10,503 posts

128 months

Thursday 10th January 2013
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Pints said:
Surely you must remember I Wonder
Yep, I do. I had forgotten about that one - but now you mention it...

CountZero23

1,278 posts

138 months

Monday 9th March 2015
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Just saw the documentary last, incredible artist and a fantastic story.

thought I realy knew my music but had never heard of him.

Chris Type R

5,536 posts

209 months

Thursday 12th March 2015
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I went to see him at the Royal Festival Hall a couple of years ago when he was promoting the movie. A decent gig & an impressive amount of love in the room for the man.

seadragon

1,136 posts

175 months

Tuesday 31st March 2015
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Who doesnt remember it, you couldnt not hear it. - I kept mentioning him for years after I moved to the USA and then the UK but people look at me blank.

He is pretty big in Aus or Nz too, they played sugar man during some T20 match in the big bash competition recently.

kiseca

8,363 posts

179 months

Friday 1st May 2015
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I remember him. I was never really into his music but the documentary, if it's "Searching for Sugar Man", is just an amazing story. Nice to see him finally get to enjoy the huge following he had in SA.

ChrisCanning_Argentex

19 posts

64 months

Friday 4th September 2015
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He is touring next year:

29th Jan - Jo'burg
31st Jan - Durban
1st Feb - Durban
3rd Feb - PE
5th Feb - Cape Town
6th Feb - Cape Town


I'm going to get tickets for CT. It's at the GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World...

hunter 66

3,226 posts

180 months

Sunday 18th October 2015
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Bought the Album in mid-llate 70 s was played at most parties and in Res at Wits .......