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1) Sixto Diaz Rodriguez (also known as Rodriguez or as Jesus Rodriguez) is an American musician, born in Detroit, Michigan on July 10, 1942. He was named ‘Sixto’ (pronounced seex-toe) because he was the sixth child in his family. Rodriguez’s parents were middle-class immigrants from Mexico, who left in the 1920s. In most of his songs he takes a political stance on the cruelties facing the inner city poor.

In 1967 (under the name Rod Riguez) he released the single “I’ll Slip Away” through the small label Impact. He did not produce anything for another three years until he was signed to Sussex Records; an offshoot of the Buddah label. It was after the move to Sussex that he changed his professional name to just Rodriguez. Rodriguez recorded two albums with Sussex—Cold Fact in 1970, and Coming from Reality in 1971. But after mixed reviews and low album sales he was dropped from the label, which later folded in 1975.

After failing to make an impact in America, he gave up his career as a musician. However, although he was relatively unknown in his home country by the mid 70s, his albums were starting to gain airplay in countries like South Africa, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), New Zealand and Australia.

After imported copies of his Sussex albums ran dry, an Australian record label, Blue Goose Music, bought the Australian rights to his back catalogue in the mid 70s.

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  • Diana_Nik

    Searching for Sugar Man brought me here. [52] But I really don't understand why this injustice?

    2 hours ago Reply
  • Alex_Darkness

    I'm from Russia and I have seen the movie "Searching for Sugar Man" on russian TV. :) [3]

    20 Nov 4:11pm Reply
  • Everview

    What is 'Searching For Sugar Man'? Anyway, Sixto, you helped me to go trough depression in 2009. Thank you, man. Live long and prosper!

    19 Nov 4:07pm Reply
  • Kaktus1994

    I'm from Russia and I have seen the movie "Searching for Sugar Man" on russian TV. :) [2]

    14 Nov 4:49pm Reply
  • Pecheuse

    I'm from Russia and I have seen the movie "Searching for Sugar Man" on russian TV. :)

    14 Nov 9:49am Reply
  • the_poison_ivy

    @echos_myron ... hey how can you say that? for all you know (without checking every single persons profile) they also could be south african people ;)

    12 Nov 1:16pm Reply
  • MrBlurred

    "and after that's said forget it" Damn, no! Amazing man.

    11 Nov 2:57pm Reply
  • Echos_Myron

    Stop posting "Searching for Sugar Man brought me here." Only like 5 people in the U.S. knew of Rodriguez until that documentary. That is why everyone is here.

    11 Nov 2:15pm Reply
  • Pecheuse

    Searching for Sugar Man brought me here. [51]

    11 Nov 10:17am Reply
  • Keila_M

    Searching for Sugar Man brought me here. [50]

    11 Nov 7:01am Reply
  • cheers_mate

    Rodriguez>Bob Dylan

    11 Nov 6:21am Reply
  • _Heloise_

    Searching for Sugar Man brought me here. [49] Epic man.

    10 Nov 11:37pm Reply
  • Rachel03

    Searching for Sugar Man brought me here. [48] Epic man.

    10 Nov 7:09pm Reply
  • fly-sheet

    Searching for Sugar Man brought me here. [47] Epic man.

    9 Nov 8:04pm Reply
  • ravic23

    Вау.

    9 Nov 12:46pm Reply
  • Eva_Braun_666

    Волшебные треки, огромнейшее уважение к Родригесу.

    8 Nov 6:04pm Reply
  • kayagrimston

    I was brought up listening to Rodriguez n when I got to c him at The Gov last year I thought it was a once in a lifetime event. So imagine how stoked I was to c him again 10 days ago. Climb up on his music n his songs will set u free.

    8 Nov 1:17pm Reply
  • Wallbreaker1337

    Searching for Sugar Man brought me here. [46]

    8 Nov 12:54pm Reply
  • Grindcorius

    Searching for Sugar Man brought me here. [45]

    7 Nov 11:57pm Reply
  • rade363

    Searching for Sugar Man brought me here. [44]

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