Sugar Man, I Wonder

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Ever wonder what it would be like to be famous and not know it? Well, just ask Sixto “Sugar Man” Rodriguez (born today 7/10/42). This Detroit-born folkie recorded two albums in the early 70’s that went basically nowhere, so he quit show business, took up construction demolition and the occasional gig in “Hockey Town” for the next 25 years. Unbeknownst to Rodriguez his music spread to South Africa where his album “Cold Fact” became a source of hope and inspiration for the anti apartheid movement in South Africa in the 70’s. “Missing” he stayed until director Malik Bendjelloul set off to find the legend, and the documentary “Searching for Sugar Man” released in 2012 put him back in the spotlight. Be sure to catch up with Sixto on tour or in the theater with his awe inspiring film “Searching for Sugarman”. We caught up with the Sugarman here at The Mesa Amphitheater. His Performance? Sweet.

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