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Title:Searching for Sugar Man
Editor:Bendjelloul, MalikISNI
City of publisher:Amsterdam
Geographic terms:South Africa
United States
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About person:Sixto Diaz Rodriguez (1942-)ISNI
Abstract:'Searching for Sugar Man' tells the story of the American rock musician Sixto Rodriguez. Discovered in a Detroit bar in the late 1960s by two celebrated producers struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics, they recorded an album which they believed would secure his reputation as the greatest recording artist of his generation. In fact, the album bombed and the singer disappeared into obscurity amid rumours of a gruesome on-stage suicide. But Rodriguez, after copies of his album 'Cold Fact' hit South Africa in the early 1970s, became an anti-establishment and anti-apartheid inspiration there and something of a political cause. The film follows the story of two Cape Town fans, Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman and Craig Bartholomew Strydom, who set out to find out what really happened to their hero. [Abstract reproduced from dvd-video]