| Aldir Blanc Mendes|
Garrincha: Lonely Star
Simples e absurdo
| Singer, drummer|
Musica popular brasileira
| September 2, 1946 (age 73)Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1946-09-02) |
Latin Grammy Award for Best Brazilian Song
Joao Bosco, Guinga, Moacyr Luz, Paulo Cesar Pinheiro, Elis Regina
May 4, 2020 (aged 73) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Aldir Blanc (2 September 1946 – 4 May 2020) was a Brazilian author of crônicas (journalistic vignettes, chronicles) and lyricist. He co-composed many songs with singer-songwriter João Bosco, guitarist Guinga, and others.
Elis Regina recorded several of his songs, most notably "O bêbado e a equilibrista". Another song of his is "Resposta ao tempo" (with lyrics by Cristovão Bastos), a ballad that became one of Nana Caymmi's most famous songs, and which was recorded by many other musicians thereafter, amongst them Milton Nascimento and Aldir Blanc himself.
Blanc's work 1972-1987 was analyzed by Prof. Charles A. Perrone in Masters of Contemporary Brazilian Song MPB 1965-1985 (U Texas P, 1989).
Blanc died of complications of COVID-19 on May 4, 2020 at the age of 73.Aldir Blanc Wikipedia