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A Singer Savors His Posthumous Success

A documentary about an unlikely series of events that catapulted the Detroit-dwelling singer Rodriguez into mega-stardom across the globe in South Africa—despite the fact that his albums, released in 1970 and 1971, flopped in the U.S.—recently got a raucous reception at the Tribeca Film Festival. The singer talks about his unlikely revival.
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