A R&B/Soul singer who grew up in Detroit started his music career in the late 1960’s and released his first album in 1970. It never took off. Rodriguez released his second album but it also died in the US market.
The documentary “Finding Sugarman” takes the viewer on the real life story of a musician who was a commercial failure in the US music scene. Across the world, Rodriguez inspired a generation of South Afrikan’s to stand up to their apartheid government. He was a legend in South Africa and lost in the US with rumors of his death during a concert in the early 1970’s.
An interesting side note in the movies was the three record companies say they paid royalties to the label. The label owner refuses to answer where the money went. Watch the video and see who is lying. The companies who released the albums overseas or the man running the record label.
I can not say too much about this movie without giving away the story line. I will suggest that is a real life story about a gentle soul that you will enjoy!