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Lupicnio Rodrigues wins Google Doodle on 105th Anniversary | Internet

Singer-songwriter Lupicnio Rodrigues would be 105 years old this Monday (16). Therefore, the Doodle on Google's homepage honors the artist with the illustration of the sambista with the microphone in his hand, replacing the letters "oo" of the searcher's logo. Next to Lupicnio is a heart that breaks in half, alluding to the elbow-pain samba, a style he invented and was known for. As usual, clicking on the content takes the user to a list of search results related to the singer.

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105-year anniversary of singer-songwriter Lupicnio Rodrigues Google's Doodle theme Photo: Reproduction / Google105-year anniversary of singer-songwriter Lupicnio Rodrigues Google's Doodle theme Photo: Reproduction / Google

105-year anniversary of singer-songwriter Lupicnio Rodrigues Google's Doodle theme Photo: Reproduction / Google

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Lupicnio Rodrigues was born in the city of Porto Alegre on this day in 1914. His career started early at the age of 14, when he won a contest with one of his first compositions, Carnival. His work became synonymous with the samba-cano style, with slow rhythm and melancholy lyrics about love stories. Once asked about his source of inspiration, the artist said it was his own life. Fame earned him partnerships with big names in national music, such as Elza Soares, Gilberto Gil and Jamelo.

One of his great hits Nerves of Action, recorded by Jamelo and famous also in the voices of Paulinho da Viola and Gal Costa. He also composed the songs "Never" and "These hands", in addition to the Grimoire anthem, club of which he was a fan. Currently, his most heard songs on Spotify are Madness, Punishment, Judgment, Tribute and Pr So Joo Decide.

The sambista died in the Gacha capital in 1974 at the age of 59. In 1994, the government of Rio Grande do Sul celebrated the Lupicnio Rodrigues Cultural Year in honor of its 80 years. In its centenary, the Municipal Chamber of Porto Alegre granted him the title in memoriam of Citizen Emrito.

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