Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Rock'n'roll in Rio 1963

19 May 1963 - Rio de Janeiro daily 'Correio da Manhã' had a musical column called 'Esquina sonora' written by journalist Rossini Pinto who was also a song writer & an aspiring singer having recorded at CBS. Rossini would eventually become an A&R (Artist & Repertoire) man at CBS. 

Rossini was an active man who was always on the go. On the left he offers photos of teen-idols to those readers who wrote to 'Clube do Rock' c/o Radio Tupi do Rio de Janeiro - where he had a daily radio show. Foreign stars such as Elvis Presley, Neil Sedaka, Paul Anka, Chubby Checker, Nico Fidenco, Peppino di Capri, Ricky Nelson or their Brazilian counter-parts as Roberto Carlos, Sergio Murilo, Demétrius, Rossini Pinto (himself), Wanderlea, Célia Vilela, Selmita, Tony Campello, Cleide Alves and Clério Morais. 

On the right, Rossini started a competition among his readers who would write care of 'Correio da Manhã' / 'Esquina sonora' and vote for her/his favourite disc jockey

1. José Duba (Radio Metropolitana)
2. Luiz Fernando (Radio Tupi)
3. Jair de Taumaturgo (Mayrink Veiga)
4. Luiz de Carvalho (Globo)
5. José Messias (Guanabara)

6. Roberto Muniz (Globo)
7. Jair Amorim (Guanabara)
8. Waldyr Machado (Mauá)
9. Moacyr Bastos (Radio Rio de Janeiro)
10. José Soares - Metropolitana 

11. Oliveira Filho (Guanabara)
12. Euclides Duarte (Mauá)
13. Othon Bastos (Mauá)
14. Sergio Porto (Mayrink Veiga)
15. Teonir Buteri (Vera Cruz)