Rodriguez's sweet surprise

Feb 10, 2013 Full story: The Age

Sixto Diaz Rodriguez made two acclaimed albums that were ignored by the public. He disappeared until an extraordinary documentary changed his life.

Full Story

“The undiscovered country... ”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1 Feb 11, 2013
Here's a bit from way back at the first "rediscovery" of Rodriguez, May of 1998, when he ways still in his 50s, and apparently began getting paid:

"...For those who do not know, Sixto Rodriguez released two albums for Buddha
records in the late sixties and then became obscure as Buddha was bought by
A&M and his contract was not renewed. The two records found their way into
A&M's Australian and South African catalogues, and have sold extremely well
and very consistently since then. Americans were indifferent when asked to
find the original artiste as he did not feature in their popularity stakes
Nobody could find Rodriguez, but roumours abounded He had been assassinated
by the CIA whilst performing onstage in New York 'cos he knew too much about
the John Lennon Murder. A group of loyal fans recently decided to find him
and eventually tracked him down to Detroit, where they dragged him out of
relative obscurity and arranged a tour for him to South Africa, and
Australia, where he was all of a sudden a legend performing to capacity
crowds. With lots of Rands and Australian Dollars waiting in back royalties."

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Folk-Rock Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Jill Sobule's "I Kissed a Girl": Happy 20th ann... Jan '15 TheAfroHedgehog 1
Cuba: Rappers targeted by USAID program 'victims' Dec '14 DonfromCanadaInUSA 8
27 things to do this Canada Day (Jul '14) Nov '14 Neil boy 3
$12M more to be spent on ramps near Cielo Vista... Oct '14 Rudy Canoza 1
Shocked: Gay comments misinterpreted (Mar '13) Jul '14 Urs 14
Super Bowl 2014 Ads - Post Game Edition (Mar '14) Jun '14 Mrs bill Clinton 2
Justin Bieber Gets Booed at Canada's Juno Awards (Apr '14) Apr '14 Belieber 6
More from around the web