He was also a nonstop admirer and promoter of Amália Rodrigues' music--and it sometime seemed that every other fado he played was by "a nossa diva Amália Rodrigues". He also played alot of music by Fernando Maurício and others associated with the fado castiço.
One evening's broadcast really stands out for me. It was very, very late, and he said "I know there are alot of taxi drivers out there listening to this show. I want to dedicate this fado to you." The man was pure class.
According to Rádio Amália, the funeral is today, 20 May 2011, in Camarate, at 16:00 Lisbon time.
|Vergílio Pereira is second from right|
Unfortunately, I also have to note that the guitarist in the second set of photos--João Chitas--also died recently.