Call it the “comeback of the century”…
Sixto Rodriguez – who dropped out of sight after releasing two extraordinary albums in the early 1970s that didn’t sell well stateside – is back after a 40-year hiatus.
The 70-year-old Mexican American rock troubadour, who was born and raised in Detroit, has seen his star shine brighter than ever after the release of a critically acclaimed documentary about him, Searching For Sugar Man.
Since the release of the film Rodriguez, hailed as one of the founding fathers of apartheid-era South African progressive rock, has received requests to perform everywhere, including Los Angeles’ legendary El Rey Theater.
This past Sunday, the rediscovered singer was the focus of an oh-so-inspiring profile by correspondent Bob Simon on CBS’ 60 Minutes. It’s a must-see piece of journalism that shines a spotlight on the appearance, disappearance and reappearance of a true Mexican American icon.