The Chilean singer-songwriter was highlighted by the prestigious publication along with Elvis Costello, Sinead O’Connor, Kurt Cobain, and Sex Pistols. Jara was highlighted by collecting the social concerns in their songs, supporting the Government of Allende and not to submit to their torturers.
This time it was an unofficial, but no less resonant distinction: the name of the author of “El cigarrito” was included in one of the traditional rankings which produces the “Rolling Stone” magazine, which places the Chilean among the 15 historic Rock & Roll rebels.
“Songs of love and justice of the Chilean singer Victor Jara, were apparently so threatening to the military leaders who commanded the 1973 coup, who had to kill him,” says the web magazine about the singer’s Edition.
The publication highlights also the rebellion of Jara from the inclusion of the social themes in their songs, and the support given by the Government of Salvador Allende, in addition to the attitude that remained in the hours before his death.
According to the story, Jara was forced to play guitar after that to break his hands on sessions of torture, what the singer-songwriter would have answered singing the hymn “Venceremos”. Such attitude, was recognized with a concert in his benefit shortly after his death led by Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger and Phil Ochs in New York.
Besides Jara, the list of rebels of rock also integrate the Group Plastic People of the Universe – active in Czechoslovakia in the surroundings of the spring of 68-, and illustrious as Elvis Costello, Sinead O’Connor, Kurt Cobain, Public Enemy, The Clash, Sex Pistols and Marilyn Manson.
Lists are a regular section in “Rolling Stone”, which today also include rankings as “10 most fastidious of rockstars behavior”, including starting concerts ridiculously late or playing too much of the new album.