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PhilLarson says

Saw this story on 60 minutes tonight:

This is oddly inspirational. Rodriguez, living in poverty in Detroit, released 2 albums 40 years ago that went no where…in the U.S. He had no idea until recently that he’s HUGE (even bigger than The Beatles and Elvis) in South Africa. South Africans called him the soundtrack to their lives. He has been living in poverty ever since… until recently now that he’s finally pursuing his music as his full-time career to his fans who thought he had died a long time ago! This is unreal… and inspirational.

You never know how far your reach will go. Keep pursuing your passions, for they’re bound to impact someone’s life, which makes everything worth it – even if you never know until years later (or never). :)

Read the story here.

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themelux says

Wow that’s just crazy, at least he will appreciate the fame since he did have to live poor for years and years!

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gbs says

Really inspirational. Thanks for sharing :D

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Prothemeus says

I find it a bit hard to believe actually, I mean bigger then the Beatles? He ‘only’ sold 500.000 copies in South Africa. And where did that money go if he’s been living in poverty for 40 years? Something’s fishy.

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MSFX Volunteer moderator says

wow that’s amazing :D how come he’s in poverty if he’s that big though, blackmarket records? Someone must have made some money!

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edric1 says

awesome share…...

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PhilLarson says

And where did that money go if he’s been living in poverty for 40 years? Something’s fishy.

wow that’s amazing :D how come he’s in poverty if he’s that big though, blackmarket records? Someone must have made some money!

Yeah, I was wondering that too! But of course the music industry was way different back in the 70’s. I wonder if a big record company was profiting off this poverty-stricken musician who just didn’t know any better. Who knows?

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mudi says

nice story :)

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studio_21 says

wow…:)) wonders do happen…

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