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Biography

At the age of 12, Raul Seixas formed his first group in Bahia, called The Panthers - later changing their name to the Portuguese language Raulzito e os Panteras ("Little Raul and The Panthers"). They appeared on TV Salvador doing covers of Lewis, Little Richard and Elvis. They were also the first group in the state of Bahia to play Beatles covers and grow their hair long, as early as 1964.

In the mid-1960s, Os Panteras, already well known as the best group in the region, started backing some of Brazil's most famous pop singers of the time, such as Roberto Carlos and Jerry Adriani whenever they went to Salvador. Impressed with their talent, the stars would always advise Raul to move down south and take a chance in the thriving Jovem Guarda scene.

Following the promises of fame and fortune, the band was transplanted to Rio de Janeiro in 1967. In the following year they released their first and only album on the Odeon label where Seixas explored metaphysical questionings and the seven Aristotelian questions. Also included a Portuguese language version of the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" among many original numbers.

Needless to say, the album was completely ignored by the public. Adriani then took Seixas to CBS, where he produced many albums in the 70's.

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