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Herbert Vianna’s own “Sucesso”

Letter to the Editor

I have enjoyed songs by Os Paralamas do Sucesso for a while now, but I had never known about the lead singer and guitarrist's tragic past. Always subconsciously wondering why Herbert Vianna was in a wheelchair, I was amazed when I came across the article in The Rio Times about the band.

While reading it, I could almost feel the poor man's pain hit me full on like a slap in the face. How could he possibly still have the strength to perform in front of huge crowds after losing his wife and becoming . . .

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