Caetano Emanuel Vianna Telles Veloso, 7 August 1942, Santa Amaro da Purifacação, Bahia, Brazil. Veloso has been compared at times to Bob Dylan, John Lennon and Bob Marley - another way of saying he is a cultural icon who has managed to be both a traditionalist and a rebel, often at the same time. In the course of more than 30 years, Veloso has continuously created some of Brazils most original and engaging pop, putting his unmistakable stamp on whatever he chooses to do.
Veloso began playing music and writing poetry at an early age, but his musical life started for real when he moved to Rio in 1965. Along with fellow Bahians Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa and his sister, Maria Bethânia, Veloso began making appearances on the televised song festivals, where he quickly provoked controversy with his use of electric guitars, cryptic lyrics and strange getups. Although his 1967 debut, a collaboration with Costa entitled...
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