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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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    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 2014 Reply
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    @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 ;)

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

    11 Nov 2014 Reply
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