Today in Latin American History
Raul Seixas aka the “Father of Brazilian Rock” Died in 1989
Photo: Raul Seixas
Today in Latin American history, Brazilian singer Raul Seixas known as the “Father of Brazilian Rock” died in 1989.
Seixas had recorded over 21 albums during his 26-year career.
Many songs in Gita were co-written with his frequent collaborator, then fellow mystic, and future worldwide bestselling author Paulo Coelho.
Every year on Seixas’ birthday, legions of fans, including hundreds of impersonators (many even changing their last name to Seixas as a sign of idolatry), throw a parade in his honor in downtown São Paulo.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, Puerto Rican Emiliano Mercado del Toro who was the world’s oldest living man was born in 1891
- Today in LatAm history, former President of Ecuador Gustavo Noboa who was in office 2000-03 was born in 1937
- Today in LatAm history, Puerto Rican baseball player Ramón Vázquez who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates was born in 1976
- Today in LatAm history, Hurricane Dean makes its first landfall in Costa Maya, Mexico with winds at 165 mph in 2007