Happy birthday! Sergio Mendes turns 78 today

The iconic and legendary musician turns 78 on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019.

Sergio Mendes is celebrating his 78th birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, he is one of the most acclaimed musicians of his generation.

Popular musician Sergio Mendes (Mas que Nada, ...) has always liked to keep a bit of himself hidden from view. At 78th birthday, he remains a man of many facets.

Mendes, a cultural icon

Born Sérgio Santos Mendes in Niterói on February 11, 1941, his career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in Brazilian history. Mendes' not just a great musician, he's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business man. At this point in his career, there seems to be little Sergio hasn't done.

And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Sergio Mendes as he promises more to come. After all, he's only 78.

Happy Birthday, Sergio, you're the best!

Sergio Mendes career in pictures

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