Documentary seeks secrets of Rodriguez's career
12 July 2012 Last updated at 00:32 BST
The American singer and songwriter Rodriguez, who recorded two albums in the early 1970s, was a huge hit in South Africa but virtually unheard of in his native USA.
He was regarded as an enigmatic, elusive figure and there were rumous that he died under mysterious circumstances.
Now a new documentary attempts to find the true story behind his career.
Talking Movies' Tom Brook reports.
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