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Charly García

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Buenos Aires, Argentina (1951 – present)

One of the most important rock musicians in Latin America, Carlos Alberto García Moreno, better known as Charly García is a keyboardist, guitarist and singer-songwriter, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1951.

A former member of the legendary bands Sui Generis (1972-1975), Porsuigieco (1976), La Máquina de Hacer Pájaros (1977-1978) and Serú Girán (1978-1982), García has behind him a 40-year musical career that includes these bands -and his solo work- that carries on to this day.

Charly García was the eldest son in an upper-middle class family. His father taught mathematics and physics in elementary school, while his mother produced radio music shows, mainly shows featuring folkloric music.

Charly began to show musical talent at an early age. At three, he received a toy piano as a gift, and soon he surprised his mother with his ability to compose and play coherent melodies, leading her to enlist him in a prestigious conservatory, the Thibaud Piazzini. At age twelve, he received the title of Music Professor. Charly developed perfect pitch as a child.

The beginning: Sui Generis

The Beatles appeared in Charly’s life when he was thirteen. Having previously only been exposed to classical music and folk, he would describe the Beatles as “classical music from Mars”. In high school he met Carlos Alberto “Nito” Mestre and the two fused their bands to give birth to Sui Generis.

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