Gal Costa

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Gal Costa
Costa in 1969
Costa in 1969
Background information
Birth nameMaria da Graça Costa Penna Burgos
Born(1945-09-26)26 September 1945
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Died9 November 2022(2022-11-09) (aged 77)
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
GenresMPB, Tropicália, psychedelic rock, bossa nova, pop
Years active1965–2022 (her death)

Gal Maria da Graça Costa Penna Burgos (born Maria da Graça Costa Penna Burgos; 26 September 1945 – 9 November 2022), known professionally as Gal Costa (/ɡaw ˈkɔs ta/ (audio speaker iconlisten)),[1] is a Brazilian singer. She usually does pop music. She began her professional career in August 1964. Her first album, Domingo, was released in 1967.[2] In 1973, the cover of her record Ìndia was censored.

Costa was born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Gal was bisexual. She was enamoured of Marina Lima in the 1990s.[3]

Gal died in São Paulo on 9 November 2022, at the age of 77.[4][5] She was recovering from an extraction of a nodule of her nasal cavity and had canceled her show at the Primavera Sound.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Gal Costa? Qual era o verdadeiro nome da cantora?". Splash UOL (in Portuguese). 9 November 2022. Retrieved 10 November 2022.
  2. "Gal Costa". Discogs. Retrieved Apr 1, 2015.
  3. "Os amores de Gal Costa, que era abertamente bissexual". iG (in Brazilian Portuguese). 2022-11-09. Retrieved 2022-11-09.
  4. "Gal Costa (1945 - 2022) - Morre Gal Costa, uma das maiores vozes da música brasileira, aos 77 anos". Folha de S.Paulo (in Brazilian Portuguese). 2022-11-09. Retrieved 2022-11-09.
  5. Pareles, Jon (9 November 2022). "Gal Costa, Singer Who Embodied Tropicália's Innovative Spirit, Dies at 77". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 November 2022.
  6. Gual, Joan Royo (2022-11-09). "Muere a los 77 años Gal Costa, una de las grandes voces de la música brasileña". El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 2022-11-09.