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No. 14: ‘London London’ – Caetano Veloso (1971)

Listen to ‘London London’ by Caetano Veloso

  • ‘London London' – Caetano Veloso (1971)

    The capital through the eyes of an exile

    ‘The Brazilian military had forced me and Gilberto Gil to leave Brazil and we ended up in London in 1969. I sing about looking for flying saucers in the sky. I loved London and was obsessed by English rock music, but was very, homesick, very depressed, and initially I hated the music I recorded in London. Now I love that song. It sums up the emotions felt by an outsider in this big, beautiful, grey city.’ Caetano Veloso

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