Gonzaguinha

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Gonzaguinha
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Background information
Birth nameLuiz Gonzaga do Nascimento, Jr.
Born(1945-09-22)September 22, 1945
OriginRio de Janeiro, Brazil
DiedApril 29, 1991(1991-04-29) (aged 45)
Renascença, Paraná, Brazil
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
InstrumentsVoice, acoustic guitar
Years active1971–1991
Associated actsLuiz Gonzaga (father)
Websitegonzaguinha.com.br

Luiz Gonzaga do Nascimento, Jr. (September 22, 1945 – April 29, 1991), better known as Gonzaguinha (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɡõzaˈɡiŋɐ], [-a]), in Portuguese Little Gonzaga, was a noted Brazilian singer and composer. He was born in Rio de Janeiro and he was the son of Luiz Gonzaga ('Gonzagão', 'Big Gonzaga'), the "king of baião". Gonzaguinha was killed in a car accident on April 29, 1991, in Renascença, state of Paraná, southern Brazil.[1]

Many eminent Brazilian artists recorded his compositions, such as Maria Bethânia, Simone, Elis Regina, Fagner, and Joanna. Among these, stands out Simone and great hits like "Sangrando", "Mulher, e daí" and "Começaria tudo outra vez".

Death and legacy[edit]

Gonzaguinha died at the age of 45 on April 29, 1991, the victim of a car accident. Returning from a performance in Pato Branco, Paraná, the singer was driving a Chevrolet Monza around 7:20 am on a southwestern highway when he collided with a truck.[2][3] Gonzaguinha was heading to Foz do Iguaçu, where he would fly to Florianópolis, where he had a scheduled show.[4]

Discography[edit]

  • 1970: Um abraço terno em você, viu mãe, Odeon;
  • 1973: Luiz Gonzaga Jr., Odeon;
  • 1974: Luiz Gonzaga Jr., EMI/Odeon;
  • 1975: Os senhores da terra, Museu da Imagem e do Som;
  • 1975: Plano de vôo, EMI/Odeon;
  • 1976: Começaria tudo outra vez, EMI/Odeon;
  • 1977: Moleque Gonzaguinha, EMI/Odeon;
  • 1978: Recado, EMI/Odeon;
  • 1979: Gonzaguinha da vida, EMI/Odeon;
  • 1980: De volta ao começo, EMI/Odeon;
  • 1980: Coisa mais maior de grande pessoa, EMI/Odeon;
  • 1981: A vida do viajante. Com Luiz Gonzaga, EMI/Odeon;
  • 1981: Coisa mais maior de grande pessoa, EMI/Odeon;
  • 1982: Caminhos do coração, EMI;
  • 1983: "Alô, alô Brasil", EMI/Odeon;
  • 1984: Grávido, EMI/Odeon;
  • 1985: Olho de lince/trabalho de parto, EMI/Odeon;
  • 1987: Geral, EMI/Odeon;
  • 1988: Corações marginais, Moleque/WEA;
  • 1990: Luizinho de Gonzaga, WEA/Moleque;
  • 1990: É, Capitol-EMI Music;
  • 1993: Cavaleiro solitário, Som Livre;
  • 2001: Luiz Gonzaga Jr. – Gonzaguinha, Universal Music.

Selection[edit]

  • 1991: Gonzagão & Gonzaguinha-Juntos, com Luiz Gonzaga, BMG/Ariola;
  • 1994: A viagem de Gonzagão e Gonzaguinha, com Luiz Gonzaga, EMI/Odeon;
  • 1994: O talento de Gonzaguinha, EMI/Odeon.

Tribute[edit]

  • 2001: Simples Saudade, BMG Brasil.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.gonzaguinha.com.br/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46&Itemid=58
  2. ^ "Mortes trágicas: relembre os acidentes envolvendo cantores e músicos". June 26, 2014. Retrieved December 19, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Folha de S.Paulo – Edição de 30/04/1991". acervo.folha.uol.com.br (in Portuguese). Retrieved October 3, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Há 25 anos morria o cantor Gonzaguinha, próximo a Marmeleiro

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