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Roberto Carlos

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Biography

Roberto Carlos (born April 19, 1943 in Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, Espírito Santo, Brazil) initiated a major revolution of customs in Brazil in the '60s. Reaching success in a period coinciding with the youth movement started by the The Beatles that was taking over the world, Carlos was the leader of Jovem Guarda ("Young Guard") . He led the TV show that became a generic denomination of a musical style and what was a definitive change of face to the Brazilian phonographic market and of the very art of marketing itself (with the advent of an aggressive merchandising of the JG's top figures, including films, clothes, etc.), encompassing deep behavioral/gestual/language influences widespread through his entire generation. His light music, derived from British pop, and his (and his partner's Erasmo Carlos) lyrics (happy, humorous, and full of fashionable youth slang and naïve though unexpectedly sexual) were deeply contrasting to the serious MPB, with its somber images and protest songs. After all, Brazil was living in a dark period of the military dictatorship, or the "years of lead" as they became known.

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Top Songs

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  1.  
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    Voc meu amigo de f, meu irmo camarada
    Amigo de tantos caminhos e tantas jornadas
    Cabea de homem mas o corao de menino
    Aquele que est do meu lado em qualquer caminhada
    Me lembro de todas as lutas, meu bom companheiro
    Amigo  -  41,707 plays
  2. Amada Amante  -  30,150 plays
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    Não adianta nem tentar me esquecer
    durante muito, muito tempo em sua vida,
    eu vou viver.
    Detalhes tão pequenos de nós dois
    são coisas muito grandes prá esquecer
    Detalhes  -  43,473 plays
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    Tengo a veces deseo de ser
    Nuevamente un chiquillo
    Y en la hora que estoy afligido
    Volverte a or
    De pedir que me abraces y lleves
    Lady Laura  -  21,986 plays
  5. Por isso Corro demais  -  25,467 plays
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