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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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    Tú eres mi hermano del alma realmente el amigo,
    Que en todo camino y jornada está siempre conmigo
    Aunque eres un hombre aún tienes alma de niño,
    Aquel que me da su amistad, su respeto y cariño
    Recuerdo que juntos pasamos muyduros momentos,
    Amigo  -  49,348 plays
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    Este amor que tú me has dado
    Amor que no esperaba
    Es aquel que yo soñe
    Va creciendo como el fuego
    La verdad es que a tu lado
    Amada Amante  -  33,270 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 pra esquecer
    Detalhes  -  46,746 plays
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    Tengo a veces deseos de ser
    Nuevamente un chiquillo
    Y en la hora que estoy afligido
    Volverte a oir
    De pedir que me abraces y lleves
    Lady Laura  -  25,371 plays
  5. As Curvas Da Estrada De Santos  -  30,566 plays
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