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Sixto Rodriquiz joined the music industry in the late sixties, but his music remained un-noticed till the nineties, when finally South African fans discovered him. A documentary film, 'Searching for Sugar' was made, featuring his success story and it won an Academy Award in 2012, giving the artist a lot of fame in his home land. Rodriquez has re-released his albums from the seventies and now is heading out on a live tour. Sixto Rodriguez tickets are up for grabs.
Sixto Rodriguez appeared in Detroit music scene in the late sixties with the single I'll Slip Away. It was followed by his debut album, "Cold Fact", which was his first project with Sussex Label. The album featured songs with outspoken lyrics and trippy tunes that clearly wasn't the sound that era could've accepted. With non receptive audience for this kind of music, sales weren't encouraging for the artist. Nevertheless, he didn't give up and made another attempt by releasing his sophomore album, "Coming from Reality". With songs like I Think of You, Street Boy and Cause, the response to this album was slow once again. This disappointed Rodriquez to the extent that he disappeared from the music scene altogether.
From the early seventies to late nineties, although the artist was mostly invisible, he conducted two successful tours in Oz. It was in the late eighties that the music industry experienced a sudden change in the music taste of people. Musicians like The Beatles and Bob Dylan emerged on the mainstream and hope rose for Rodriquez once again. All of a sudden, copies of Cold Fact started selling, which initially came out as a surprise for the artist. His lyrics became an inspiration for the South African youth.
In the nineties, when Rodriquez was getting famous, his fans didn't know much about his life. The way he disappeared, most of the people thought, he had committed suicide during a concert in the late seventies. These misconceptions about the artist began to fade away as the era of nineties came to an end. It was his eldest daughter who first came to know of a website that was dedicated to him. Rodriquiz then contacted the authors of the website and learned about his long standing fame in his native town.
Getting encouraged by this sudden recognition, he went on his first South African tour, "Dead Men Don't Tour: Rodriquez in South Africa 1998" that was also screened after a few years on SABC TV. His signature song, Sugar Man was covered by South African Band, Just Jinger and later was also featured in a movie named Candy. The artist started embarking on concerts more often and got featured in shows like East Coast Blues and Roots Music Festival.
Known as 'Mystery Man' of the music industry, Rordiquez's sudden absence from the music scene has always made his followers curious. A couple of South African fans made a documentary, 'Searching for Sugar Man' based on this mystery. It managed to win the Audience Award and the Special Jury Prize. It also won the BAFTA Award for "Best Documentary" and recently has been honored with an Academy Award. Although, it was about Rodriquez's life, he did not attend the award ceremony as he did not want to over shadow the filmmaker's achievement.
Now Rodriquez is hitting the road and coming to your town. You can attend his live concert by booking your Sixto Rodriguez tickets.