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. 

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Cine São Bento

Cine São Bento in the 1920s.
a bluish Saint Benedict overlooks the entrance to his Basilica... 

Cine Recreio on Praça João Mendes 1940s

Cine Recreio - started as Pathe Palacio - in 1943 was already shut for impending demoliton...
Cine Eden changed its name to Cine Recreio...