Artists You Should Know: Rodriguez


By definition, cult heroes exist outside the consciousness of the general public. They don’t, however, tend to escape the grasp of their own consciousness, but that is exactly what happened in the case of Sixto Diaz Rodriguez. Known simply as Rodriguez, the Detroit-born psychedelic folk singer had no idea that he even had fans until he was well into 50s. What’s more, his fans were much more than just casual listeners. They were devoted followers half a world away who used his music as a rally cry for revolution and the anthems of the working class. So, what happened?

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