was the son of a watchmaker and a seamstress. He was hit by a train at the age of six resulting in the amputation of his right leg. He learned how to play both the piano and the guitar at a very young age from his mother. His music idol at that age was the country singer, Bob Nelson. Inspired by the music of Elvis Presley, Roberto Carlos
rose as a star during the period of 1950s and 1960s. He became a part of a movement called ‘Jovem Guarda.’ The phrase was meant to refer to a new generation of the ‘New Guard’ in Brazilian music. Ever since then, Roberto Carlos has been frequently been referred to as ‘O Rei’. In 1960, Roberto Carlos
released his first single which was a complete failure commercially. This put him in danger of getting sacked from CBS, in the favor of Brazilian singer Sergio Murilo. However, Murilo had a clash with the music director and this helped Carlos secure his spot. During this time he also starred in a few films.
In 1962, he released his songs ‘Splish Splash’ and ‘I stopped in the opposite direction’, both of which were huge hits. The next year he hit the charts with some of his singles like ‘Jalopy.’ It was then that the ‘Young Guard’ was formed. This became something known all across the nation and broadcasted on TV Record. This helped make this movement popular and it also resulted in increased fame for Roberto Carlos. The album ‘Roberto Carlos Sing For The Youth’ was released in 1965 and it was a tremendous hit, with songs such as ‘Story of a Bad Man’ and ‘Do Not Want To See You Sad’ becoming increasingly popular. With your Roberto Carlos 2015 tickets
you can now hear these tracks live. Roberto Carlos
wrote the lyrics for the songs ‘On This Speeding’, ‘What does it all’ and ‘How’s My Love For You’, all to be released on his album ‘Roberto Carlos Pace Adventure’. This album provided the soundtrack for the movie ‘Namesake’ that was released the next year. The movie was a huge hit in the cinema and this also helped increase his popularity.
1968 saw the release of the album ‘The Inimitable’. The album had several hit songs in it including ‘If You Think’, ‘Mine, and My, It’s Mine’ and ‘Jealous of You’. The following year, he won an award at the ‘San Remo’ festival; this was the first time that a Brazilian was winning this award. After having seen a decade of fame, Carlos shifted his style of music to a more serious kind. He moved to this new style while at the same time retaining his old flair and having hit singles in countries such as Latin America along with Italy, Portugal and Spain. He soon started recording in English and won the ‘Globo de Cristal’ award given to those Brazilian musicians who manage to sell more than five million copies of their albums outside of Brazil.
The 1970s marked him as a brilliant singer, both in Brazil and outside and sealed his reputation as a singer with tremendous talent. Many of his songs were recorded by musicians such as Ray Conniff. In 1971, the film ‘Roberto Carlos 300 km per hour’ was released which was a huge success. If you still haven’t gotten the chance to see this singer perform live, then now would be a great time to head out and buy the Roberto Carlos tickets
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