He was born in 1912 and died in 1994 in Bogotá. At an early age he learned to play the piccolo, pipe organ, trumpet, stick trombone, saxophone, and clarinet. ‘Marbella’, ‘Cadetes Navales’, ‘Calamarí’, ‘Prende la Vela’, ‘Las Mujeres de San Diego’, ‘Joselito Carnaval’, ‘Borrachera’, ‘El Veneno de los Hombres’, ‘Danza Negra’, ‘San Fernando’, ‘Salsipuedes’, ‘Linda Caleñita’, ‘Los Primos Sánchez’ and ‘Gaita De Las Flores’ are some of his most famous compositions. On June 13, 1954, the day of inauguration of Colombian television, Lucho Bermúdez acted in the first transmission. In 1968 he released a new rhythm and dance called Patacumbia. Months before dying in Bogotá, the liberal leader Jorge Eliécer Gaitán had made the following prediction to Lucho Bermúdez: “Your music will be like me: everybody will love it”.
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