Searching for Sugar Man tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez. Movie opens on 31 Aug in SA

Searching for Sugar Man tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest ’70s rock icon who never was.

sugar and the sugar man

sugar and the sugar man

My great friends Stephen Segerman, who owns Mabu Vinyl in Rheede Street in Gardens and has a role to play in the movie, along with Brian Currin have kept Rodriguez alive.

Look at www.Sugarman.org

Discovered in a Detroit bar in the late ’60s by two celebrated producers struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics, they recorded an album which they believed would secure his reputation as the greatest recording artist of his generation. In fact, the album bombed and the singer disappeared into obscurity amid rumors of a gruesome on-stage suicide.

searching for sugar man film poster

searching for sugar man film poster

But a bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and, over the next two decades, he became a phenomenon.

The film follows the story of two South African fans who set out to find out what really happened to their hero. Their investigation leads them to a story more extraordinary than any of the existing myths about the artist known as Rodriguez.

searching for sugar man soundtrack

searching for sugar man soundtrack

— (C) Sony Pictures Classics

About Martin Myers
Music Supervisor / Artist and Talent Manager / Publicist / Music Exchange Founder / Owner Triple M Entertainment

2 Responses to Searching for Sugar Man tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez. Movie opens on 31 Aug in SA

  1. Emma says:

    This movie has such an amazing soundtrack!! I haven’t stopped streaming it since I found the whole thing online…http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/20/searching-for-sugar-man-soundtrack-rodriguez_n_1690599.html

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