Joao Gilberto

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Birthday
10, 1931
Birthplace
Brazil
Death Date
Jul 6, 2019 (88)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
10, 1931
Birthplace
Brazil
Death Date
Jul 6, 2019 (88)

About

Influential Brazilian musician widely credited with originating the genre known as Bossa Nova. In 1965, he won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year for his collaborative album with saxophonist Stan Getz.

Before Fame

He led the vocal quintet Garotos da Lua in 1950 at age nineteen.

Trivia

He has become known for his temperamental demeanor during live performances, sometimes walking out due to sub-par acoustics and talkative audiences.

Family Life

He was married twice. His daughter is singer Bebel Gilberto.

Associated With

His 1981 album Brasil featured contributions from singer and guitarist Caetano Veloso.