Snaffu Rigor

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Snaffu Rigor
Born
Roberto Nicholas Rigor

(1946-08-08)August 8, 1946
Abra, Philippines
DiedAugust 3, 2016(2016-08-03) (aged 69)
Manila, Philippines
NationalityFilipino
OccupationSongwriter, Musician
Years active1964-2016
Notable work
Bulag, Pipi at Bingi

Roberto Nicholas "Snaffu" Rigor (August 8, 1946[1] – August 3, 2016[2]) was a Filipino songwriter and vocalist.

He started composing in 1964. His first recorded Tagalog composition was "T.L Ako Sa'yo", a hit by Cinderella in 1975; he also wrote the lyrics to Ernani Cuenco's "Bato sa Buhangin" and the English version of "Araw-araw, Gabi-gabi". Rigor was a member of the bands Ramrods, Cinderella, Backdoor and Blackbuster[1], and head of Domestic A&R of Blackgold and 70's Superband.

Notable compositions[edit]

  • "T.L Ako sa 'Yo" (music) – recorded by Cinderella
  • "Bato sa Buhangin" (lyrics)[3] – recorded by Cinderella
  • "Bulag, Pipi at Bingi" (music and lyrics) – recorded by Freddie Aguilar[4] (Grand Prize of the 2nd Metropop Music Festival, 1979)
  • "Macho Gwapito" (lyrics) – recorded by Rico J. Puno[5]
  • "Mr. Dreamboy" (music and lyrics) – recorded by Sheryl Cruz
  • "Boy, I Love You" (lyrics) – recorded by Cherie Gil and covered by Donna Cruz
  • "Eto Na Naman" (lyrics) – recorded by Gary Valenciano
  • "Gusto Kita" (lyrics) – recorded by Gino Padilla
  • "Paano ang Puso Ko" (lyrics) – recorded by April Boy Regino
  • "Larawang Kupas" (music and lyrics) – recorded by Jerome Abalos
  • "Bumper to Bumper" (music and lyrics) – recorded by Love Anover
  • "Byaheng Jeepney" (music and lyrics) – recorded by Nicole & Cris
  • "Jowadik" (music and lyrics) – recorded by Nicole & Cris
  • "Tambalan" (music and lyrics) – recorded by Nicole & Cris

Awards[edit]

  • Ulirang Ama Awards, 2006 Ulirang ama sectoral awardee for Arts and Culture conferred by the National Mother's Day and Fathers' Day Foundation, Inc. (June 18, 2006)
  • A joint award from The JB Soul Music Specialists, JB Music Studio Multi-purpose Cooperative, and JB Music Studio and Management Co. as "The Incomparable Father of Soul Music in the Philippines". (April 21, 2006)
  • Gold Record Award from WEA Records for the outstanding sale of the Album "Walang Ganyanan" as Album Producer (September 29, 1991)
  • Awit Awards' Best Album of the Year Album-"for Broken Hearts Only" (June 29, 1991)
  • Platinum Record Award from WEA Records for the outstanding sale of the Album "Sheryl" as Album Producer (December 31, 1989)
  • Gold Record Award from WEA Records for the outstanding sale of the Album "Sheryl" as Album Producer (August 13, 1989)
  • Second Asian Popular Song Festival Awardee as Finalist for the song entry "Illusions".(1982)
  • 2nd Metro Manila Popular Music Festival Awardee as Finalist for the song entry "Bulag Pipi at Bingi". On the same day, this same entry won as First Place. (March 2, 1979)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Goodbye to composer Snaffu Rigor". The Philippine Star. 2018-08-12. Archived from the original on 2018-12-13.
  2. ^ "'Bulag, Pipi at Bingi' composer Snaffu Rigor dies". ABS-CBN News. 2016-08-04. Archived from the original on 2018-12-13.
  3. ^ "'Great Filipino Love Songs' tops the charts". Manila Bulletin. July 16, 2004. Retrieved February 26, 2012.
  4. ^ "Old rockers never die ... they just keep going". Philippine Daily Inquirer. May 5, 2008. Archived from the original on May 8, 2008. Retrieved February 26, 2012.
  5. ^ "George Cabig". Manila Bulletin. February 12, 2007. Retrieved February 26, 2012.