Friday, 9 June 2017

João Gilberto at Revista do Radio 1960

'Chega de saudade' with João Gilberto had been released in July 1958, but it took 5 months for it to reach the charts. Odeon promoters had already given up on the single when São Paulo D.J. Walter Silva took it to heart to make the record a hit by hook or by crook... and the gamble paid it in the end. 

'Chega de saudade' hit Number One in São Paulo on 17 January 1959. João Gilberto and Bossa Nova had finally arrived. 

'Revista do Radio' shows João Gilberto's wife Astrud to the public for the 1st time; RR #540.
'Chega de saudade' with João Gilberto hits #1 on 17 January 1959
'Desafinado' with João Gilberto hits #1 on 9 May 1959.

Juca Chaves tried his best to be a Bossa Nova personality but he never quite made it. João Gilberto on the other hand never had to force it. Things came naturally to him. 

João Gilberto & wife Astrud are featured in a 2nd article at 'Revista do Radio' #575.
Revista do Radio's gossiper Candinha tells Astrud would become a singer herself after the birth of her baby - RR 1st October 1960.
'Correio da Manhã' 24 September 1960

João Donato & João Gilberto walk down a downtown Rio de Janeiro footpath...

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