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Rodriguez to Tour Australia and New Zealand, tickets go on sale Thursday the 28th of August.

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Things We learned From Twitter This Morning….

Things We learned From Twitter This Morning….

1) A nationwide TV channel in Australia, called SBS, screened ‘Searching For Sugar Man’ on Sunday night and a lot of people watched it…..

2) The programmers at SBS decided to screen a commercial for Rodriguez’s upcoming tour of Australia during the first half of the film!

How’s that for a spoiler?

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"Sugar Man" Rodriguez announces 2014 Australian tour

“Sugar Man” Rodriguez announces 2014 Australian tour

Rodriguez

Legendary singer-songwriter Rodriguez will return to Australia in October and November to play headline shows in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and two shows at the Opera House in Sydney.

After his two albums – 1969’s Cold Fact and 1971’s Coming from Reality – went unnoticed in America, Rodriguez eventually turned his efforts elsewhere, earning a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Wayne…

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Message Of The Day From The Rodrigues Forum

Message Of The Day From The Rodrigues Forum

Fernando Albiar Jr writes – “In ’69 my dad was graduating high school. He was a fan of Bob Dylan, Neal Young, Van Morrison. In 2012, Dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. He was depressed and my mom would say his problem was that he stopped listening to music….until he came across the Sugarman story and documentary. He bought a CD and soon she would complain that he is always listening to…

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We Thought We’d Share This Lovely Message From Christine To Rodriguez On Today’s Sugarman.org Forum…

We Thought We’d Share This Lovely Message From Christine To Rodriguez On Today’s Sugarman.org Forum…

Poet extraordinaire. What memories. A youth relived. 1977 ‘Rodriguez At His Best’ is still one of my all time favourite albums. I just watched the doco and sang along with every song. Had no idea Rodriguez was so popular in South Africa back then. It certainly answered a lot of questions for me; he was always a mystery. To the man – your words speak of truth and an honest life lived. I’ll never…

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Searching for Malik Bendjelloul – a tragedy revisited | Film | The Observer

Searching for Malik Bendjelloul – a tragedy revisited | Film | The Observer

Malik Bendjelloul photographed in 2012: ‘He had a tremendous personal aura.’ Photograph: Andrew H Walker

Malik Bendjelloul photographed in 2012: ‘He had a tremendous personal aura.’ Photograph: Andrew H Walker

Documentary feature film-making, if done well, is a long, arduous and very often thankless task. There is no script to speak of, no blueprint or guidelines. All there is to work on is the shapeless chaos of the world, or a particular part of the world, out of which the film-maker hopes…

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Cause It’s the Greatest Last Song Ever Recorded

Cause It’s the Greatest Last Song Ever Recorded

By Mark Worth

One of the most noteworthy final albums ever recorded might never have been made had Steve Rowland not been sitting in the London office of music publisher Freddy Beanstalk one day in the summer of 1970.

Rowland looked on Beanstalk’s desk and saw a copy of an album hardly anyone had ever heard of, by a singer-songwriter from Detroit who was just as obscure. Rowland borrowed Cold…

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Early Albert Hammond, Sixto Rodriguez Songs Featured On The Family Dogg’s “A Way of Life: Anthology”

Early Albert Hammond, Sixto Rodriguez Songs Featured On The Family Dogg’s “A Way of Life: Anthology”

Originally posted on The Second Disc:

Family Dogg - Anthology

Few pop songwriters have proven as adaptable as Albert Hammond.  His string of hits dates from the 1960s straight through the 1990s, and his durable compositions continue to be recorded today.  Yet one chapter of the Hammond legacy has never been properly anthologized until now: his tenure with the British pop group The Family Dogg.  Cherry Red’s RPM label…

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Rodriguez Label Chief: ‘Our Dealings with Clarence Avant Were Always Positive’ | AUDIO KORNER

Light in the Attic’s Matt Sullivan, whose reissues prefigured the Oscar-winning documentary, laments the story’s tragic ending.

Rodriguez Label Chief: ‘Our Dealings with Clarence Avant Were Always Positive’ | AUDIO KORNER

Light in the Attic’s Matt Sullivan, whose reissues prefigured the Oscar-winning documentary, laments the story’s tragic ending.

'Searching for Sugarman' Director Dead: THR Traces Malik Bendjelloul's Final Days - Hollywood Reporter

‘Searching for Sugarman’ Director Dead: THR Traces Malik Bendjelloul’s Final Days – Hollywood Reporter

Malik Bendjelloul

Malik Bendjelloul

After the death of Malik Bendjelloul, who threw himself in front of a subway train, a THR writer heads to Sweden to talk to his friends, who reveal the perfectionist’s quirks — from eating the same breakfast for six months to walking one lap around his apartment before and after work — and open up about his fear, doubt and their own surprise: “He was the least likely to take his…

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