Sixto Diaz Rodriguez is an American folk musician, born in Detroit, Michigan on July 10, 1942. He was named ‘Sixto’ (pronounced seex-tuh) because he was the sixth child in his family. Rodriguez’s parents were middle-class immigrants from Mexico, who left in the 1920s. In most of his songs he takes a political stance on the cruelties facing the inner city poor.
UPDATE! Here is a recent live version of the seventies classic!
UPDATE 2! Here is the trailer for the new documentary!
[via Kent Munch – rebuzzed by Nils Lassen]