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Agustín Lara

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Tlacotalpan, Veracruz, Mexico (1927 – 1970)

Ángel Agustín María Carlos Fausto Mariano Alfonso del Sagrado Corazón Lara y Aguirre del Pino (30 October 1900 – 6 November 1970) was a famous Mexican who is also considered a musical . Beter known as Agustín Lara, he was born in Tlacotalpan, Veracruz, Mexico. Later, the Lara family had to move again to the capital, establishing their house in the borough of Coyoacán. After their mother died, Agustín and his siblings lived in a hospice run by her older sister, Refugio Aguirre del Pino. It was there that he had his first contact with music.

Lara’s first musical composition was “Marucha,” written in honour of one of his first loves. In 1927 he already was working in cabarets. He subsequently moved to Puebla, but returned to the capital in 1929. That same year he started working for the tenor Juan Arvizu as composer and accompanist. In September 1930, he began a successful radio career. At the same time he acted and composed songs for such films as Santa (1931).

In 1933 Lara’s first tour in Cuba was a failure because of political turmoil on the island. Later, more successful tours in South America, as well as such new compositions as “Solamente Una Vez” (composed in Buenos Aires and dedicated to José Mujica), “Veracruz”, “Tropicana”, and “Pecadora” increased his fame. Lara was also known for his love affairs with various women, among them María Félix, who became one of his many wives, and to whom he dedicated his most famous compositions, such as “María Bonita”, “Aquel Amor” and “Noche de Ronda.” He wrote more than 700 songs.

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  • shey_e

    Arráncame la vida... quién como tú, Agustín.

    18 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Yasu_Beatrice

    Sus letras son como poesía. Aunque "María bonita" se lleva las palmas.

    13 Jan 2013 Reply
  • lphchld

    Solamente Una Vez!

    18 Dec 2012 Reply
  • ParisFenix

    Tiene bonitas canciones.

    9 Dec 2012 Reply
  • cade19

    Maravilloso!

    1 Dec 2012 Reply
  • ParisFenix

    Agustín Lara tiene hermosas canciones, me gusta su música. Mi favorita de Agustín Lara es María Bonita.

    14 Nov 2012 Reply
  • ArturoStyrsky

    José Alfredo con Tequila y el maestro Lara con un buen vino.

    20 Apr 2012 Reply
  • LuisVVV

    Veracruz ♥

    3 Jun 2011 Reply
  • dos_bocas

    grande don Agustín.

    29 May 2011 Reply
  • aseretairam54

    Hola amigos!!! quiero saber a quien le compuso Agustin Lara el bolero "Solamente una vez"

    3 May 2011 Reply
  • wfarolito

    Como compositor foi genial .Noche de Ronda, Maria Bonita e Granada foram sucessos em todo o mundo , mas nao conhecia suas qualidades como Cantor. Foi uma grata surpresa .Voz muito bonita e afinada com diapasão ..rsrs

    20 Nov 2010 Reply
  • mexicalco

    vivir en veracruz y no amar la musica de lara es algo poco posible

    7 May 2010 Reply
  • Gabriel_Ahuatzi

    El buen Lara... hace un año que me conoci su musica y ahora me encanta el Bolero

    2 Jan 2010 Reply
  • infantryman

    c'est a dire .. le 19_XII_MVIII

    20 Dec 2008 Reply
  • infantryman

    invitado a dar un concierto privado en honomastico a MOI_MEME ...

    20 Dec 2008 Reply
  • tinosoft89

    es mas honorable hacerlo en el mes patrio :D

    7 Sep 2008 Reply
  • Shy-Guy

    Seria un honor tener el primer comentario.

    30 Aug 2008 Reply