This day (October 6, 1999), in Lisbon, Portugal, died Amalia Rodrigues, the Rainha do Fado (Queen of Fado).
Wikipedia : This day (October 6, 1999), in Lisbon, Portugal, died Amalia Rodrigues, the Rainha do Fado (Queen of Fado).
Amalia Rodrigues :
@imdb : Her fame was seriously affected and she decided to retire from show business for not entering in polemic (although soon, after its death, it was discovered that she collaborated privately with the Communist Party of Portugal) but one year after, she acted in the Coliseu Theater of Lisbon where 5,000 people applauded her on foot, demonstrating with this that her public never released her.
@last.fm : She was known as the “Rainha do Fado” (“Queen of Fado”) and was most influential in popularizing the fado worldwide. She was unquestionably the most important figure in the genre’s development, by virtue of an innate interpretive talent carefully nurtured throughout a 40-year recording and stage career.