Sixto Rodriguez

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Birthday
10, 1942
Birthplace
Detroit, MI
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
10, 1942 (age 77)
Birthplace
Detroit, MI

About

Detroit-based folk musician who released little-heard but influential folk music in the 1970's. He became more well-known following the Oscar-winning 2012 documentary Searching For Sugar Man.

Before Fame

He received the nickname "Sixto" due to the fact that he was the sixth child born into his family.

Trivia

Without his knowledge and despite low album sales, his music became wildly popular and influential in South Africa.

Family Life

His father immigrated to the United States from Mexico in the 1920's.

Associated With

Among his many fans is anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko.

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