... continuing the Brazil week...

Although I should stop calling it that because this current theme has stretched into the third week now.

And to finish it off some music from and about: Edison Arantes do Nascimento KBE

Pele in 1958

The young prospect pictured above celebrating after being called up by Brazil for the 1958 World Cup.

The Brazil striker began playing for Santos aged 15 and scored on his international debut at 16. In 1958, Pele was selected for Brazil’s squad for the World Cup in Sweden where he set numerous records, becoming the youngest goalscorer in the tournament’s history, at 17 years 239 days, when he bagged the only goal of the game against Wales in the quarter-finals. Ten days later he became the youngest World Cup finalist and then winner as he took his goal tally to six with a brace in a 5-2 victory over Sweden.

» Source

To begin this look at the man himself here is the man himself talking about the man himself.
He covers various subjects starting how he got the name “Pele”, the first call-up in 1958 and talks about other players he admires and his last World Cup in 1970.   (The audio cuts off at suddenly at the end)

» Pele’s Philosophy

(While his birth certificate shows his first name as Edison, he prefers to call himself Edson)

pele_at_villaFast forward to February 1972 and Pele with his team Santos visited Villa Park to play a friendly.

Later on (I don’t know when) somebody created the following, which sounds like audio from an old Pathe News report which is stitched with a snippet of a song.

As you will hear it appears that Aston Villa didn’t have any floodlights for the match (?!) Strange because this was ’72 and you’d think they would have been standard by then.

» Unknown – Pele at Aston Villa

Staying in that same vein is this one (from somebody who is obvious a Slough fan) which samples the above, plus bits from the Hugh McIlvanney audio mp3=

» Wembley ’73 Vs Slough Town ’66

These next three are on the singular subject of …

With this first track the singer is unknown. The song has the same title and the one below it, but they are very different tunes. (“O Rei” means: “The Great One” or “The King”.)

» Unknown – O Rei – Pelé

» Jackson Do Pandeiro – O Rei Pelé

Now let me tell you a quick story about Little Peggy March...
Peggy March
Peggy is an American born actress and singer who in the 60’s was famous in the USA, but then got even bigger when she moved to Germany in the 70’s. Similar to what The Hoff did 20 years later, but March wasn’t as annoying.

Whilst in Germany she tried to represent the country two times in the Eurovision song contest, but was twice denied. This didn’t stop her though having a continuing successful pop career and in 1972 she released a double A sided single, with one track being about The Beatles (“John, Paul, George und Ringo”) and the other track:

Peggy March single » Peggy March – Pele

Finally for this entry – an instrumental outing:

» Arakatuba – Pele

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