died October 17, 2010, in Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil)
When João Gilberto arrived in Rio, in 1950, from his native small town of Juazeiro (Bahia), he replaced Jonas Silva in the Garotos da Lua vocal group (the Brazilian version of the Pied Pipers). The reason alleged, by his own colleagues, to quit Silva: his voice was very soft, and he used to sing very low. Now you can imagine how they felt when the guy chosen to replace Silva appeared singing even lower and softer! Anyway, they kept Gilberto in the group until 1952, performing regularly at the Tupi Radio and recording some 78rpms.