Wednesday, August 16, 2017

1962

a cyclist ponder his best move out of such a confusing traffic... 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Queen Elizabeth visits Sao Paulo - 1967

there's a dearth of Queen Elizabeth's photographs taken during her 1967 visit to São Paulo... this is the only one I could get hold of... which shows her waving to the public when visiting MASP - the Museum of Art of S.Paulo.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Radio Bandeirantes - March 1963

Radio Bandeirantes was the most popular radio station in São Paulo in the first half of the 1960s. Bandeirantes supremacy though was dented by Helio Ribeiro's complete make-over of Radio Tupi in late 1964. So we could safely say Bandeirantes ruled the waves for half a decade. 

Here's a whole-page advertising on 24 November 1963, Sunday at 'O Estado de S.Paulo' in which one can see what it took for Radio Bandeirantes to be the Number One station in the city. 


09:00 - Omar Cardoso - A dança das horas
09:30 - Ricardo Macedo - Discomentando 
10:00 - Fernando Solera - Pick up do Pica Pau
12:00 - Fernando Solera - Mil discos é o limit 
13:00 - Enzo de Almeida Passos - Telefone pedindo bis 
14:00 - Fausto Canova - É disco que eu gosto 
14:30 - Enzo de Almeida Passos- Atendendo o ouvinte 
15:00 - Rubens Greiffo - Qual é a música? 
16:00 - Enzo de Almeida Passos - Vitrola mágica 
17:00 - Vicente Leporace - Sem discussão 
18:00 - Sergio Galvão - Os brotos comandam 
18:30 - Fausto Canova - Sambalanço 

Radio Bandeirantes used to register their programme titles as trade-marks even when their names referred to a particular DJ as Walter Silva who had been known as Pica Pau all his life due to his sporting a big nose. Walter devised a title for his show as 'Pick up do Pica Pau' (Woodpecker's pick-up) but wasn't cunning enough to beat the radio station in its own game. When Walter Silva left the broadcaster due to a salary dispute Radio Bandeirantes kept the name of HIS show. 

The same happened to DJ Henrique Lobo who devised a name for his programme - 'É disco que eu gosto' - that was registered surreptitiously by Bandeirantes as its own trade mark. 


singer João Dias with Enzo de Almeida Passos, the man of the hour at Radio Bandeirantes.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Theatro Paramount is refurbished in 1956


10 January 1957 - columnist Ney Machado from Rio de Janeiro's 'A Noite' tells the whole story how Sao Paulo was given a great present with the renovation of old Cine Paramount which was turned into a complete theatre now. It would re-open its doors on Friday, 18 January 1957. Impresarios Bernardo Wull Bregman (photo) and Julio Lorenzi put up the money for the renovation and managed the theatre now. 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Barros de Alencar, radio DJ & singer


revista Melodias 1969. 


Barros de Alencar had been with Radio Tupi since 1965 when Helio Ribeiro upgraded the station making it Number One. Barros had the 10:00 AM to Noon slot and kept it strong for more than 10 years. 

Everyone who listened to his late-morning show still remember the jingle that was played at the last half-hour: 'Barros de Alencar vai apresentar as 7 mais do dia, as 7 campeãs!'. 

Mr. Alencar also kept a career as a recording singer. His RCA discs played only at his shows but soon started to have a more widespread appeal having reached its peak in 1975 when he had a big hit with 'Emanuela', a cover of the French novelty tune. 

Cristovão Barros de Alencar was born on 5 August 1940, in Uiraúna in the Northeastern state of Paraíba. He started his career at the microphones of Radio Borborema in Campina Grande-PB. Barros moved on to Recife, Fortaleza and Belo Horizonte before he settled in and made São Paulo his fortress. 

Barros de Alencar died on the first hours of 5 June 2017, in São Paulo and was buried at Cemiterio Primavera in Guarulhos in the afternoon of the same day.   

Monday, April 3, 2017

Teatro de Aluminio

children playing at Praça da Bandeira, having Teatro de Aluminio in the background... 1959.

Renato Macedo, Fausto Macedo & Ricardo Macedo

Macedo Family in 1932.
Ricardo Macedo at Revista Melodias #145 October 1969. Ricardo had a 2-hour Sunday show from 10:00 to Noon at Radio Record after having stayed with Radio Bandeirantes for many years. According to 'Melodias', Macedo had a soujourn of some years in Bahia and now was back in São Paulo doing what he did best: research the best selling singles, EPs and LPs and then counting them down on Sunday mornings.