• Ernani Gnattali, Radamés’ brother, dies in Brasília (DF).
  • It will be held in Porto Alegre (RS), on March 12, the Festival Radamés Gnattaliin the Araújo Vianna Auditorium, promoted by the Municipal Secretariat of Education and Culture, with the presentation of Sinfonia popular nº 1 (1956) and Concertino para harmônica de boca e orquestra de câmara (1956), with harmonica player Edu da Gaita as soloist, accompanied by the Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the author.
  • Radamés is hired by Rede Globo de Televisão, where he works until 1985, when he leaves for health reasons.
  • The record company Copacabana and the Museu da Imagem e do Som release the elepê
    Pixinguinha 70
    recorded live at the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro, to celebrate Pixinguinha (Alfredo da Rocha Vianna Filho) 70th birthday. Radamés participates in the show as composer, arranger, and conductor.

With Pixinguinha’s arrival, Radamés interrupts the orchestra rehearsal to hug his birthday friend. Jacob do Bandolim observes.


  • The record company Festa reissues the elepê Heitor Villa-Lobos / Radamés Gnattali featuring the duo Iberê Gomes Grosso (cello) and Radamés Gnattali (piano) performing, besides Villa-Lobos’ Sonata nº 2, three works by Radamés: the Sonata nº 1 (1935), Flor da Noite (Evening Flower) (1938) e Modinha and Baião (1952).
  • The recording company Codil releases the elepê Radamés Gnattali and Nelly Martins – Piano Duowith arrangements by Radamés.


  • Radamés composes:
    • Concerto No. 2 for mouth harmonica and chamber orchestra

    • Quartet No. 4 for 2 violins, viola and cello
      (completed in 1969)
  • Poet Manuel Bandeira, Radamés’ partner in several chamber songs, dies in Rio de Janeiro (RJ).
  • Start of the so-called Tropicalist movement, led by Bahians Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Torquato Neto, Tom Zé, among others. Cellist and composer Rogério Duprat joins the movement as the group’s conductor-arranger.
  • The song Sabiá, by Antônio Carlos Jobim and Chico Buarque de Holanda, wins the III International Song Festival, in Rio de Janeiro.
  • In São Paulo, Chico Buarque’s play Roda Viva, directed by José Celso Martinez Correa, is violently attacked by the extreme right-wing group CCC (Communist Hunting Command). The actors are beaten up and the theater destroyed.
  • After the murder of student Edson Luís by the Rio de Janeiro police, students organize almost daily marches against the dictatorship; the biggest one, the Passeata dos Cem Mil, takes place in Rio de Janeiro.
  • In December, the government issues AI-5 (Institutional Act No. 5) [1].
  • The Conselho Superior de Censura is created, which instituted prior censorship, affecting, mainly, the media, art, and culture.

[1] Considered a resurgence of the dictatorial regime, o AI-5, of December 13, 1968, among other things, it suppressed the individual guarantees of citizens, closed Congress, delegated exceptional powers to the President of the Republic and established a state of siege in Brazil.