Wilson Simonal de Castro, was a Brazilian singer, born in Rio de Janeiro on February 26, 1939. He also died in Rio de Janeiro on June 25, 2000. He was a singer of a great success in the 1960s and in the first two years of 1970 decade. He was married and had two sons: Wilson Simoninha and Max de Castro both are artists. He also had a daughter, named Patricia.
Although relatively unknown outside of South America, two of his biggest hits were successfully covered by Sergio Mendes-- "Pais Tropical" and "Sá Marina" (the latter as "Pretty World" with English lyrics by Marilyn and Alan Bergman).Continue reading at Wikipedia... Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license