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During the course of his 43 year 30 plus studio album career Caetano Veloso has released 4 eponymous LPs (and one entitled Caetano). This 1968 record is an early example of Tropicália ,of which Caetano was one of the main originators. The music is an eclectic blend of bossa nova, Bahian music and more psychedelic influences such as Indian music.

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On October 1, 1977 Pelé played the last of his 1,363 professional games.
It was an exhibition match between the Cosmos and Santos that was sold out six weeks in advance and broadcast in 38 nations.
Pelé played the first half in the green of Cosmos (scoring a goal from a free kick), the second in the white of Santos.
before the game he Addressed the 75,000 fans, ending by asking them to shout Love! Love! Love!

The occasion inspired Caetano Veloso to write the song Love,Love,Love for his 1978 LP Muito (Dentro Da Estrela Azulada).

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This is the loveliest record in the Kartoshka vault…

Released in 1967, Domingo (Sunday) was the album debut of both Caetano Veloso (b.1942) and Gal Costa (b.1945). In 1965 Costa had recorded a duet with Veloso’s sister, Maria Bethânia, as well as an EP, Maria da Graça (her given names) , but this was Veloso’s first record. Veloso (his actual family name, Velloso appears on the cover of this record, but he has used the single ‘l’ variant from then on) went on to take a leading role in the development of Tropicalismo, but Domingo is a subdued work in the Bossa Nova style. Unsurprisingly Veloso’s musical idol was Joao Gilberto.
A former student of philosophy, Veloso is a political activist who was imprisoned and exiled by Brazil’s military dictatorship, and has been described as The Bob Dylan of Brazil (although he can sing and play).