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Sixto Diaz Rodriguez, known simply as Rodriguez, is an American singer-songwriter and musician. He was born on July 10, 1942, in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Rodriguez is known for his unique folk rock and psychedelic folk music style. He gained popularity in the late 1960s and early 1970s, although he remained relatively obscure in his home country of the United States.
Rodriguez released two albums, "Cold Fact" (1970) and "Coming from Reality" (1971), which garnered critical acclaim but failed to achieve commercial success in the US. However, his music found an unexpected and passionate fanbase in other parts of the world, particularly in South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.
In South Africa, Rodriguez's music became especially popular during the Apartheid era, and his songs took on a significant cultural and political meaning for many people. Despite his fame in these countries, Rodriguez remained largely unaware of his international popularity due to the lack of communication and information flow.
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, a documentary called "Searching for Sugar Man" (2012) directed by Malik Bendjelloul brought Rodriguez's story to a wider audience. The documentary focused on the search for Rodriguez's fate and became a critical and commercial success, winning an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
Following the renewed interest in his music, Rodriguez experienced a resurgence in his career. He started performing live shows and touring around the world, receiving recognition and appreciation for his work that had been previously overshadowed. His story is often seen as a testament to the power of music and its ability to connect people across cultures and time.
As of my last knowledge update in September 2021, Rodriguez's story was one of mystery, rediscovery, and revival. Please note that there might have been developments in his life or career since then that I am not aware of.

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