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Sugar Man: The Life, Death and Resurrection of Sixto Rodriguez

Author: Segerman, Stephen
Strydom, Craig Bartholomew

Publisher: Transworld Publishers

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Sugar Man: The Life, Death and Resurrection of Sixto Rodriguez : The true story behind the Academy award-winning documentary, Searching for Sugar Man.

In the summer of 1972, during a compulsory stint in the South African military, Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman heard the music that would forever change his life. A decade later, on yet another military base, Craig Bartholomew Strydom heard the same music. It would have a profound effect. Who was this folk singer who resonated with South Africa's youth? No one could say. All that anyone knew was his name -- Rodriguez -- and the fact that he had killed himself on stage after reading his own epitaph.

After many years of searching in a pre-internet age, Strydom with support from Segerman found the musician not dead but alive and living in seclusion in Detroit. Even more remarkable was the fact that Rodriguez, no longer working as a musician and struggling to eke out a blue-collar existence, had no idea that he had been famous for over 25 years in a remote part of the world...

Category   Subject
History & Geography   Africa
Biography & Autobiography   Entertainment & Performing Arts
Music   Folk & Traditional

ISBN 13:9780593075463
ISBN 10:0593075463
Size:8.79" l x 5.69" w x 1.34" h
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