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Raul Seixas

Raul Seixas

"Raul Seixas" (June 28, 1945 – August 21, 1989), was a Brazilian composer, singer, and songwriter. He was born in Salvador (Bahia), Brazil, and died of a heart attack.

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As a child living near the United States consulate in Salvador, he became fluent in the English language, and was introduced to 50's rock music by artists including Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis. Elvis' music in particular was influential in the young Raul's decision to become a musician.

At age of age eighteen Seixas formed his first group, "Raulzito e os Panteras" ("Little Raul and The Panthers") They appeared on TV Salvador doing covers of Lewis, Little Richard and Elvis, a style of music which was at the time called "cowboy music" in Brazil.

Later he moved to Rio de Janeiro . He was an English teacher before being hired by CBS as creative director.

In the 1970s Seixas became popular in urban centers such as Rio and Sao Paulo. Music broadcast on TV and radio was satirical, sarcastic with esoteric themes . References to a wide range of historical and fictional personalities are found within his lyrics : Al Capone, Jesus,...

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