Paulo Diniz


July 6, 2022

Paulo Diniz, stage name of Paulo Lira de Oliveira (Pesqueira-PE, January 24, 1940, – Recife, June 22, 2022) was a Brazilian singer and songwriter, who played the guitar.


Son of Vanderlon Diniz, born in the Farroupilha neighborhood, from 12 to 16 years old, he worked in Peixe sweets factories, in his hometown, Pesqueira, in the interior of Pernambuco, and shined shoes in the Center of this City, to help his mother, because they were poor. . At the age of 14, he woke up to his career as an announcer, when he began to speak into the microphones of the Loudspeaker Services of Pesqueira-S.A.P. Then he got an opportunity at Rádio Difusora de Pesqueira, from Empresa Jornal do Commercio. Later, he moved to Recife, where he tried to make a living by shining shoes, as a crooner and drummer in nightclubs, as an announcer in commercial houses, and then as an announcer and actor for Rádio Jornal do Commercio. From Recife, he went to Caruaru, and then to Fortaleza, where he worked as a radio and television announcer and actor. In 1964 he went to Rio de Janeiro, where he consulted Rádio Tupi, was an announcer for Rádio Mayrink Veiga and Rádio Globo, and began to compose more often. His first recording came out in 1966, with the song O Chorão. In 1966, at the height of Jovem Guarda, he released his first album, and the iê-iê-iê "O Chorão" became a national success. Bahia", whose verses loaded with nostalgia paid tribute to Caetano Veloso, who was exiled in London. The song reached the top of the charts across the country and became a kind of anthem, a symbol-song of a troubled time in Brazil's political and social history. Four years later, he released two LPs, and then dedicated himself to the task of musicalizing Portuguese-language poems by authors such as Carlos Drummond de Andrade (E Agora, José?), Gregório de Matos (Definição do Amor), Augusto dos Anjos (Versos Íntimos), Jorge de Lima (Essa Nega Fulô) and Manuel Bandeira (Vou-me Although pra Pasárgada). Their songs were recorded by Clara Nunes, Emílio Santiago, Simone and other singers. Among his hits are "Pingos de Amor", recorded by several interpreters, "Canoeiro", "Um Chopp pra Distrair" and "Pinha um rainbow na sua moringa", but the success that consecrated him was the song "Quero Voltar Pra Bahia".Between 1987/1996, due to serious health problems that almost left him paralyzed, he did not record any album. Partially recovered, in 1997 he resumed his career, when he once again had a fixed residence in Recife. In recent years, residing in Recife, he performed in several cities and capitals of the Brazilian Northeast, with the same vibrant voice as before, but in a wheelchair, since the illness that almost paralyzed him in the 80s returned in 2005, and this time paralyzed his lower limbs.


Brazil, Ember, Braseiro, 1967 I Want to Go Back to Bahia, 1970 Paulo Diniz (1971 album), 1971 And now, José?, 1972 Commonplace, 1973 Paulo Diniz (1974 album), 1974 Paulo Diniz (single compact) 1975 roads, 1976 It's Brand Ferrada, 1978 Song of Exile, 1984 Got It Right 1985 20 super hits - new re-records 1997 2004 turnaround

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click music 70 years of music and poetry Paulo Diniz, his songs and stories Pernambuco from A to Z