Great Brazilian Music
 

Rita Lee

Born: December 31, 1947

About:
Rita Lee started her artistic career as vocalist in the legendary psychedelic band Os Mutantes. In 1972 she left the group for a solo career and quickly became one of Brazil’s first and most brightly shining rock stars. Her 1975 album Fruto Proibido is a timeless Brazilian rock classic. During the 1980’s, Rita Lee changed artistic direction again and turned towards a more dance friendly and pop inspired sound. Her biggest commercial successes date back to this period. Rita Lee's 2001 album Aqui, ali, em qualquer lugar, where she very elegantly transforms old Beatles classics into bossa nova, was lauded as one of the best albums of the decade. 

Recommended albums:
1975:  Fruto Proibido
1978: Babilônia
1998: Acústico MTV
2000: 3001
2001: Aqui, Ali, Em Qualquer Lugar

Discography:
1970: Build Up
1972: Hoje é o Primeiro Dia do Resto da Sua Vida
1974: Atrás do Porto Tem uma Cidade
1975:  Fruto Proibido
1976:  Entradas e Bandeira
1978: Babilônia
1977: Refestança
1979: Rita Lee
1980: Rita Lee
1981: Saúde
1982: Rita Lee e Roberto de Carvalho
1983: Bombom
1985: Rita e Roberto
1987: Flerte Fatal
1988: Zona Zen
1991: Rita Lee em Bossa 'n' Roll
1990: Rita Lee e Roberto de Carvalho
1993: Todas as Mulheres do Mundo
1995: A Marca da Zorra
1997: Santa Rita de Sampa
1998: Acústico MTV
2000: 3001
2001: Aqui, Ali, Em Qualquer Lugar
2003: Balacobaco
2004: Rita Lee MTV Ao Vivo
2009: Rita Lee Multishow Ao Vivo

Examples of Rita Lee's music:

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Menino Bonito (1973)
Esse tal de Roque Enrow (1975)
Ovelha Negra (1975)
She loves you (2001)

 

 

 


Rita Lee, in late 1970's concert.

Rita Lee.