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“Sugar Man” Rodriguez announces 2014 Australian tour

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

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‘Searching for Sugar Man’ star Sixto Rodriguez to receive Wayne State degree; Masonic Temple show sells out |

DETROIT, MI – Add another honor to 70-year-old Detroit resident Sixto Rodriguez’s impressive stash. The star of an Academy Award-winning documentary called “Searching for Sugar Man” will reportedly receive an honorary degree from Wayne State University this spring. The Detroit

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Rodriguez’s sweet surprise |

BACK in 1970 and 1971, the Detroit folk singer Rodriguez released two brilliant albums in America. But Cold Fact and Coming from Reality were met with resounding indifference and negligible sales. Hearing the music now it almost defies belief that

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Rodriguez to play Ann Arbor Folk Festival in January 2013

Rodriguez, aka Sixto Diaz Rodriguez, Rod Riguez, and Jesus Rodriguez, released a pair of albums, “Cold Fact” and “Coming from Reality,” in 1970 and 1971. His music was influenced by Bob Dylan’s, but it had the hard edge of his

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Irvin D. Reid Honors College – Welcome Monteith Alumni | Wayne State University

Monteith College Alumni in the News: Sixto Rodriguez (PhB ’81) New York Times (July 20, 2012):  A Real-Life Fairy Tale, Long in the Making and Set to Old Tunes Wall Street Journal (July 20, 2012):  A Rock ‘n’ Roll Mystery

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From the Archives: Press Release for the 1998 South African Tour

“Dead Men Don’t Tour” – Konny Rodriguez Rodriguez The Cold Facts… South African Tour 1998 On 6th March 1998, when Sixto Rodriguez walks out on to the stage at the Bellville Velodrome for his first South African performance, a 25-year-old mystery

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