Antonio Pecci Filho was born in Brazil, July 6, 1946. His mother originally called him Toquinho. He is a Brazilian singer/guitarist. Vinicius De Moraes is his most well-known collaboration. At the age 14 he began guitar lessons with Paulinho Nogueira. He then went on to study harmony and classical guitar with Isaias Savio as well as orchestration and composition with Leo Peracchi. Oscar Castro-Neves was also a friend and he studied with him. Toquinho began his professional career playing in colleges. His first shows were promoted by Walter Silva at the Paramount theater in Sao Paulo in the 1960s. Chico Buarque composed his first recorded song, “Lua Cheia”, which he called “Full Moon”. In 1970, his first hit was “Que Maravilha”, a song he co-wrote with Jorge Benjor. Vinicius de Morais, the co-writer of “Garota de Ipanema”, was inviting him to perform in a series in Buenos Aires that same year. This partnership would last 11 years, produce 120 songs, 25 albums, and more than a thousand shows. He pursued a solo career after Vinicius de Muraes’ death in 1980. He often performed with other talented musicians such as Chico Buarque, Danilo Caymmi and Paulinho Nogueira. He continues to record and perform. Text contributed by users is available under Creative Commons By–SA License. It may also be available under GNU FDL.

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