Searching for Sugar Man tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest ’70s rock icon who never was.
My great friends Stephen Segerman, who owns Mabu Vinyl in Rheede Street in Gardens and has a role to play in the movie, along with Brian Currin have kept Rodriguez alive.
Look at www.Sugarman.org
Discovered in a Detroit bar in the late ’60s 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 rumors of a gruesome on-stage suicide.
But a bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and, over the next two decades, he became a phenomenon.
The film follows the story of two South African fans who set out to find out what really…
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