Fan Messages From Around The World

Hello
Fortunately I finally saw Searching for Sugarman. It was a religious experience that moved me to tears. The Christ-like energy you embody is one of the most inspiring things I’ve ever witnessed. Thank you for giving me hope that humanity can transcend anything we are given and regardless of our situation, it’s what’s in our hearts that really matters.

God Bless

Roy Holland, America

Dear Rodriguez, my new soulmate

I just recently found you and your music after seeing the sugar man documentary on tv. It’s hard to put into words how this affected me. At the age of 77 I have to say to you, you are truly an angel on earth and a beautiful man. I will cherish the moment I discovered you and you will live on in my heart forever.

My very best wishes to you for a good recovery, and many more years of making music.

I was able to find one of your LP’s on line and ordered it immediately so I can groove with you forever!

God bless you my friend. . . .

Judy McCann
3/10/23

Hi there Mr Rodriguez

I am a South African fan living in Toronto. I am heading to Detroit in April. My husband and I are doing a road trip in your honour.

Thank you for all your beautiful music. Just genius and beautiful to listen to.

I would love to bring some of my banana bread and flowers to your door to wish you well when I am there.

All the best

Louise, Canada

Dear Sixto thank you for not giving up on us. 💗💗💗
My wish is to meet you in the near future in concert. Sending my sincerest Love to you & fam.

🙏

Sincerely,
Tor Arild, Norway

Sr. Rodríguez, les he descubierto, me ha impactado y me ha inspirado para el resto de mi vida..sus ojos han visto tanto.. y su alma ha sentido tanto….este mundo a veces tan cruel no merece una alma tan bella com la suya. Es usted una luz en la oscuridad. Ojalá pudiera regalarnos otros discos, obras maestras del gran poeta Rodríguez antes de dajarnos.

Mr. Rodríguez, I have discovered you, it has impacted me and has inspired me for the rest of my life…your eyes have seen so much…and your soul has felt so much…this sometimes cruel world does not deserve a soul as beautiful as yours. You are a light in the dark. I wish he could give us other records, masterpieces by the great poet Rodríguez before leaving us.

Sonia Guerrero Carmona, Spain

Sometimes, I’m walking with my headphones, listening to my Rodriguez playlist, and as I walk through the streets, I look at people, and see them acting, smiling, and then I realise that I just feel good. Especially when on comes ‘Inner City Blues’. Rodriguez always has a certain kindness in his melodies, with a touch of humour. His lyrics, I feel, tells it like it is..”just be yourself and laugh and forget it”. How is it even possible that a guy with just a pen, some paper, a guitar and some kind of mysterious thing that most call talent or genius can move so many hearts ? Like Dostoevsky said “art will save the world” and I have nothing else to say than: Long live the music of the Sugarman!

A. the Curious, France


My sister and I will be in Detroit tomorrow to visit our late father’s favourite haunts.
Wondering if Rodriguez is still performing locally? If so, please send us any information.
We LOVE him

Becky (Vancouver BC Canada)
Gail (Columbus Ohio)

Rodriguez captures our IMAGINATION! When we saw him in Tucson in 2013, he was so AMAZING! The crowd had all ages and was full of excitement the two hours before his concert started. And then Rodriguez DELIVERED!

Dave and Margie Davis, USA

Fan Message from the USA: Thank you for making music

Dear Mr. Rodriguez,

A teacher of mine made us watch Searching for Sugar Man when I was in highschool. Ever since then your music has been a constant in my life. I tell everyone I know about you, your story and your music. My favorite thing to do is blast your music in my car, full volume, on my way home from work. It brings me such immense joy every time. I guess I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you for making music. Thank you for being alive! Thank you for just being you.

I will always be a fan! I hope this finds you well,


With love,

K.P.

Fan Message from South Africa: Remembering the ’80s

After “Searching for Sugar Man” suddenly popped up on Netflix I watched it again for the third time I think – again taking me back to when I was a young student at UCT, Cape Town back in the early 80’s when your music was so much part of the backdrop to our student years in a troubled country. One memory I want to share was remembering a musician called Josh who played your songs perfectly at a popular student pub in Observatory Cape Town (+- 1984 – 1988) – he was so good and played your music so well, he could have been your clone – long forgotten musicians like him also really helped in keeping and spreading your music in SA – linked to your story I often wonder what happened to him over the years as I listen to your tracks.

Patrick, South Africa

Fan Message From Spain

Photo: Paul Watson

Sixto Rodriguez, tu historia me parece fascinante, he visto el documental hace unos días y no puedo dejar de escuchar tu música. Eres maravilloso y te mereces todo el reconocimiento del mundo. Te envío un beso y un abrazo inmenso. Gracias!!!

Carlota

Sixto Rodriguez, I find your story fascinating, I saw the documentary a few days ago and I can’t stop listening to your music. You are wonderful and you deserve all the recognition in the world. I send you a kiss and a huge hug. Thanks!!!

Carlota (via Google Translate)

Fan Messages from Australia and Canada

Image from 1998 South African Tour Programme

Hi there,

I just wanted to let Rodriguez & his family know what an inspiration his music has been to so many people.

My husband and I discovered Rodriquez at Bluesfest, Byron Bay Australia. We have worked several years building the festival and was given a Rodriguez t-shirt by a good friend of ours. (It’s an XXL.. so I often wear it as a nightgown!)

We decided to discover the music and after watching the documentary recently, I was admired by the generosity of this wonderful man. The sorrow and the hardship but still so giving and positive. Incredible music and such a beautiful voice.

Thank you so much for being you.. I am sure your music will continue to inspire many people around the world 🙂

Tina, Australia

Hello, Mr. Rodriguez, my name is Michael Prieur. I live just across the river from you in Windsor Ontario Canada. I’ve been so fascinated with your life story, and what you have stood for. I’m wondering if there is anyway if I drove across the border, if you would autograph my arm in permanent black marker so that I can get it tattooed permanently having you with me. Yes you are that important to me your music and what you stand for. I’m hoping that this finds you in good health. I’m really hoping that this can happen. As well as meeting the incredible person you are.

Michael Prieur, Canada

Fan Message: Just One More Song…?

My father had this album (I’m 46 now), and for some strange reason, Side A was on both sides of the LP – will never forget.

I hope and pray that an artist of such poignancy and beauty, finds it in himself to release one more song. with Spotify and Youtube, releasing an album is no longer necessary.

Just one more song….. there are 25 songs we have (by my count)

God bless

Steve

Are you referring to “Cold Fact” or “Coming From Reality”, Steve, as the album you father had?

Actually Rodriguez has officially released 27 tunes (not counting live songs), if you include the 1967 single version of “I’ll Slip Away” (credited to Rod Riguez) and it’s b-side “You’d Like To Admit It”.

SugarMan.org
Rodriguez – All The Facts

Rodriguez Fan Message: Have A Lovely Christmas

Dear Rodriguez,

I’ve been a fan of your music for quite some time now and had never realised your story until now. I’m not sure if this message will ever reach you, but if it does, I would like to express my gratitude for your music and the beauty of your lyrics. I have nothing but admiration and respect for you, and I wish you all the best. Have a lovely Christmas.

Warm wishes,

Nathan

Rodriguez Fan Message: Thanks for enduring.

Just found you. !!!! Wow, where were you hiding.!!(?) I watched the film. Like a long lost **prophet**; the lives you touched was in the long applause. He who walked in their youthful lives was there to heard and seen. They wait for his blessing through music. They weren’t disappointed. This moment in their lives will never pass away. As he passed they felt his love and energy. What a moment to be sure for both parties. What a forever time. Wish I’d been there too.
Keep love flowing, keep music playing.

Dan – Canada- *thanks for enduring.*

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