Monday, April 3, 2017

Teatro de Aluminio

children playing at Praça da Bandeira with Teatro de Aluminio in the background in 1959.
looking North from Praça da Bandeira in the late 1950s.
looking at Praça da Bandeira with Teatro Aluminio in its forefront in 1963.

Renato Macedo, Fausto Macedo & Ricardo Macedo

Macedo Family in 1932. Renato is boy jumping up and down the car seat in the middle.

Radiolandia #355, 1961; Ricardo Macedo's Sunday show 'Album Musical' beamed from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM and counted down the 25 best selling singles of the week on Radio Excelsior. Later on, Macedo moved his show to Radio Bandeirantes on Sundays from 10:00 AM to 12 Noon. Ricardo Macedo was renowned for honesty and precision on his research with more than 56 record-shops spread around Sao Paulo's metropolitan area. His Top 25 was adopted by US magazine Cash Box
Ricardo Macedo (wearing a moustache and glasses) receives a gift from US record producer Sidney Frey who came to Brazil to establish Audio Fidelity, a brand-new record label.
Radiolandia #369, 1962

'Correio da Manhã', 10 March 1962, 'Esquina sonora' by Rossini Pinto says: Ricardo Macedo presents 'Album Musical' on Sundays from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at Radio Excelsior -  the 25 best-selling singles of the week.

'Correio da Manhã', 7 April 1963, columnist Oziel Peçanha says Ricardo Macedo now is the chief record-selling researcher at Radio Bandeirantes.
'Correio da Manhã' Rio de Janeiro, 10 November 1963. Ricardo Macedo's Hit Parade radio-show is news even in Rio de Janeiro. He worked for Radio Bandeirantes then. 
Ricardo Macedo at Revista Melodias #145 October 1969. Ricardo had a 2-hour Sunday show from 10:00 to Noon at Radio Record after having stayed with Radio Bandeirantes for many years. According to 'Melodias', Macedo had a soujourn of some years in Bahia and now was back in São Paulo doing what he did best: research the best selling singles, EPs and LPs and then counting them down on Sunday mornings.