Wikipedia : This day (June 19, 1944 ), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is born Francisco Buarque de Hollanda a.k.a Chico Buarque, a singer, guitarist, composer.
Chico Buarque : Cavalo de sambistas, alquimistas, menestréis, mundanas, olhos roucos, suspiros nômades, a alma à deriva, Buarque não existe, é uma ficção – saibam.Inventado porque necessário, vital, sem o qual o Brasil seria mais pobre, estaria mais vazio, sem semana, sem tijolo, sem desenho, sem construção.
@allmusic : With his warm, nasally croon, elegant phrasing, and considerable skill at lyric writing, Buarque (who is handsome to boot) became extremely popular with women, who loved his understated sensuality.
@last.fm : Chico made his public debut as musician and composer in 1964, rapidly building his reputation at music festivals and television variety shows. His self-titled debut album exemplified the work to come, with catchy sambas characterized by inventive wordplay and an undercurrent of nostalgic tragedy.