The legendary singer, notorious for living his life as a recluse (he rarely leaves his Rio de Janeiro home), will be performing at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, at the McAllen Convention Center.
While other Brazilian rock stars were singing protest songs 50 years ago, during a military repression that lasted for over 20 years in Brazil, Carlos was singing happier, lighter songs for a younger generation.
Carlos was influenced by the "King of Rock 'n' Roll" – Elvis Presley. He began his career with covers of popular American songs like "Splish Splash" by Bobby Darin. A few years later Carlos changed his sound, moving away from the bubbly Brazil pop, and focused on romantic ballads, and gained the title "King of Latin Music."
Get to know a few rock songs with bossa nova soul by "O Rei" ("The King"):
"Quero Que Va Tudo Pro Inferno" -- This track was one of Carlos' edgier songs, but still centered around love -- because without "her," nothing in his life mattered and "everything else can go to hell."
"Emociones" -- Carlos' comparison to crooners such as Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett make more sense with this song. His lilting voice soars over the blare of the horn section throughout the song.
"Detalles" -- This simple song packs an emotional punch. In it, Carlos sings to a woman who has moved on, but he won't let her forget. The details of their time together, through words, pictures or the touch of another man, will come rushing back to her and she'll remember their great love.
WHEN: 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 12
WHERE: McAllen Convention Center, 700 Convention Center Blvd.
COST: $45 to $110
BUY TICKETS: At the box office or online at www.ticketmaster.com