Born João Gilberto do Prado Pereira de Oliveira on June 10, 1931, in the town of Juázeiro in the northeastern state of Bahia, Brazil. His father was a wealthy merchant who insisted that all of his seven children receive an education. Gilberto defied his father\'s wishes however, devoting himself to music after receiving a guitar from his godfather at the age of 14. By the age of 18, Gilberto had moved to Salvador, the capital of Bahia... Read more.
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