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Name: Carlos Manuel de Marques Paião  
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Date of Birth: 26th August 1957
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Profession: Singer
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Carlos Manuel de Marques Paião (born at Coimbra on November 1, 1957 - August 26, 1988 at Rio Maior) was a very popular singer in Portugal.

He was also a great composer, having penned some 500 songs. Some of his works became hits, including:

  • Play-back
  • Pó-de-arroz (Rice Powder)
  • Souvenir de Portugal (Souvenir of Portugal)
  • Vinho do Porto (Port Wine), a duet performed with Cândida Branca-Flor
  • Zero-a-zero (Nil to Nil)
  • Cinderela
  • Marcha do Pião das Nicas
  • Ga-Gago
  • Meia-dúzia
  • Telefonia nas ondas do ar (Radio in the Sea's Waves)

Additionally, he was an instrumentalist (having begun to play the accordion at age five) and a producer.

Carlos Paião was also a doctor, having graduated in Medicine in 1983, but his great passion was music.

Carlos Paião was killed in a car accident in Ponte Amieira, near the of city of Rio Maior, in August 1988, while returning from a concert.

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