Sebastiao Rodrigues Maia, a.k.a. Tim Maia, was born September 28, 1942 in Rio De Janeiro. Known as the father of Brazilian soul, he left his mark on other genres also. Brazilian funk, pop, rock, jazz, bossa nova and disco music received the Maian touch, so to speak, consisting of a heavy dose of his "iconoclastic, ironic, outspoken, and humorous musical style." (Wiki)
He began recording in 1970 and released an impressive number of albums. Maia is said to have had considerable health problems and died march 15, 1998 during a concert at the Municipal Theater of Niterói.