Well to tell you the truth I had never heard of him either. But now that I found out who he is I am in love with this man’s music.
“Searching For Sugar man”, is a 2012 Swedish/British documentary directed by Malik Bendjelloul, detailing the efforts of two Cape Town fans, Stephen ‘Sugar’ Segerman and Craig Bartholomew Strydom, to find out if the rumored death of American musician Rodriguez was true, and, if not, to discover what had become of him. Rodriguez’s music, which never took off in the United States, had become wildly popular in South Africa, but little was known about him there. The film is produced by Simon Chinn and John Battsek.
Sixto Diaz Rodriguez is Sugar Man’s real name. After the failure of his two albums in the U.S., he turned to construction work. Later he received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. He was unaware that his records made him a superstar in South Africa during the Seventies. Sugar Man has his first South African tour in 1998, when he is in his 70’s.
This is an awesome true story of a humble man who is a truly great singer. If you get a chance please go and see this movie. I am awed by this man’s music and so wonder why it never took off in the United States.
Here is the Song “Sugar Man” from utube