Rodriguez

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Born: 07/07/1942 in Detroit, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Music (6)

The Gambler 2014 (Movie)

("Crucify Your Mind") (Song Performer)

The Gambler 2014 (Movie)

("Crucify Your Mind") (Song)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2012 (Tv Show)

Performer

Candy 2006 (Movie)

("Sugar Man") (Song Performer)

Prince of Central Park 2000 (Movie)

("In the Buzz Bag") (Song)

Same Old Song 1999 (Movie)

("C'est degoutant mais necessaire (from opera 'Toi c'est moi')") (Song)
Actor (1)

Searching for Sugar Man 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

EDUCATION

Wayne State University

Detroit , Michigan 1981

Milestones

2012

Began first U.S. tour after documentary introduces him to a new audience.

2012

Oscar-winning documentary "Searching For Sugar Man" released

2008

Archivist label Light In The Attic Records reissues both albums in the United States.

1998

Toured South Africa for the first time after local fans track him down via the internet

1970

Released second album, Coming From Reality

1969

Released debut album, Cold Fact

1967

Released first single, "I'll Slip Away," under the name Rod Riguez

Bonus Trivia

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Maintained his post-music career as a construction worker even after he was rediscovered in the 1990s.

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In keeping with that rumor, the film "Searching For Sugar Man" is structured so that it's only revealed halfway through the movie that he's still alive.

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