António Joaquim Rodrigues Ribeiro, (December 3, 1944 – June 13, 1984) was a Portuguese singer and songwriter. Born in Fiscal, near Braga, he was the fifth son (out of 10) of Deolinda de Jesus and Jaime Ribeiro. As a child, his love for music often took him away from his chores and towards the local folklore celebrations. At 12 years old he goes to Lisbon to work at an office. Serves the army in Angola, comes back safe and sound and leaves almost immediately to London where he works cleaning dishes in a school.