Saturday, May 29, 2010
FRANK SINATRA THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA
The Girl from Ipanema" ("Garota de Ipanema") is a well known bossa nova song, a popular song in the mid-1960s that won a Grammy for Record of the Year in 1965. It was written in 1962, with music by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Portuguese lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes with English lyrics written later by Norman Gimbel.
Myth has it "The Girl from Ipanema" was inspired by Heloísa Eneida Menezes Paes Pinto, a fifteen-year-old girl living in Montenegro Street in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Daily, she would stroll past Veloso cafe on her way to the beach.