Bossa Rio

The group was discovered by Sergio Mendes. Their concert debut was in Mexico in 1969 shortly after the June 1 release of their A&M Records album. When lead vocalist Grainha Leporace joined Brasil '66 in the fall of 1970, Bossa Rio disbanded.

  1. Mendes Launches Group in Mexico. Billboard, June 7, 1969.
  2. Mendes' New Album Shifts to Purer Brazilian Sound. Billboard, November 28, 1970.
Recording Years / Label
1969 -  A&M Records
Name Member Years Instruments
Gracinha Leporace 1969 vocals
Manfredo Fest 1969 organ
Octavio Bailly, Jr. 1969 bass
Ronald Mesquita 1969 drums
Name Birth Death
Gracinha Leporace 1950-01-20
Manfredo Fest 1936-05-13 1999-10-08
Octavio Bailly, Jr.
Ronald Mesquita 1941-03-28
Name See associated acts
Gracinha Leporace Sergio Mendes & Brasil '77
Manfredo Fest Manfredo Fest

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