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OBITUARY: Astrud Gilberto (1940-2023)

Astrud Gilberto, who as the wife of Brazilian singer João Gilberto was urged to record “The Girl From Ipanema” and “Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars” in English in March 1963 because he didn’t speak the language and whose hit vocals helped send the bossa nova into the pop stratosphere and her into stardom, died on June 5…

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