The group was discovered by Sergio Mendes. Their concert debut was in Mexico in 1969 shortly after the June 1 release of their A&M Records album. When lead vocalist Grainha Leporace joined Brasil '66 in the fall of 1970, Bossa Rio disbanded.
- Mendes Launches Group in Mexico. Billboard, June 7, 1969.
- Mendes' New Album Shifts to Purer Brazilian Sound. Billboard, November 28, 1970.
|Octavio Bailly, Jr.||bass|
|Octavio Bailly, Jr.|
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|Gracinha Leporace||Sergio Mendes & Brasil '77|
|Manfredo Fest||Manfredo Fest|