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Luis Alberto Spinetta

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Luis Alberto Spinetta, also known as El Flaco Spinetta (January 23, 1950 - February 8, 2012), was an Argentine musician. He was one of the most influential rock musicians of Latin America, and together with Charly García is considered the father of Argentinean rock. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the residential neighbourhood of Belgrano. Since he was a kid he listened to all kinds of music: folklore and tango, and a little bit later, rock. As with almost every other rocker of his generation, The Beatles would change his life. In 1967, in the midst of a repressive political climate, he formed a band called Almendra with school mates.

Contrasting with the backwards and authoritarian government of General Juan Carlos Onganía, Argentina and specially Buenos Aires were undergoing a cultural blossoming, based on new art expressions; the new generation, the sons of the middle class, was immersed in an effervescence that would not reappear in Argentina until 1983. Spinetta was part and later an exponent of that blossoming and rebellious youth that would express itself both through the arms and the arts. Spinetta devoted fully to the latter path, although he briefly became involved with left-wing political movements.

It was 1969 and his band, Almendra, recorded their first album. The band started recording and playing intensely and it became successful almost overnight. Almendra composed its own songs and the lyrics were in Spanish (something radically new).

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  • boludeana

    Flaco te extrañamos! Gracias maestro.

    18 Mar 3:12am Reply
  • usita4

    Te amo tanto, Flaco, que no puedo despertarme sin amar.

    11 Feb 9:21pm Reply
  • donkukis

    Te tengo acá flaco. Siempre. Gracias.

    10 Feb 12:30am Reply
  • theytsejamer

    Flaco... 65 años... Y muchos más te tendremos al lado.

    23 Jan 10:32pm Reply
  • GastonInvisible

    Feliz Cumpleaños flaco querido!!!

    23 Jan 3:08pm Reply
  • Kaiiiiiiiiiii

    13 Jan 10:59pm Reply
  • MARIELAPEREZ

    Y este quien es? Iba a la pagina de Fito...

    4 Dec 2014 Reply
  • tooFake

    beautiful:!

    29 Nov 2014 Reply
  • howtodisappearr

    Me desperté esta mañana con vos en la cabeza. Quisiera que estés acá pero siempre te siento cerquita.

    19 Sep 2014 Reply
  • yara121

    solo prueba a reunir...el mundo disperso

    15 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Spontanya

    te amo, te amo,tus canciones me delatan, me encantaba como pensabas, creabas, genio, maestro, músico, amado de mi nube eterna, me fascina tu mente, tu legado, me mata no poder haberte visto en vivo, me revive cada tono, cada modo con el que tus canciones me hacen vibrar..."Por hoy, eres la canción para los días de la vida"

    9 Jun 2014 Reply
  • mnicacio

    2 años sin el flaco... rip!

    8 Feb 2014 Reply
  • GastonInvisible

    <3

    17 Jan 2014 Reply
  • pitrafilla

    alma de diamante... que bonita... bonita...

    10 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Gloritis

    Flaco, gracias por acompañarme estos días...

    13 Dec 2013 Reply
  • LucilaBF

    24 May 2013 Reply
  • okcesar

    El más fino de los finos. Un flaco enorme.

    15 May 2013 Reply
  • Crannys

    gracias

    28 Feb 2013 Reply
  • lauta91

    Y paso un año, y puse Los libros de la Buena Memoria a sonar, y lloré como hace un año, cuando me enteré la noticia y me encerré a escuchar Durazno Sangrando... Y Luis se habrá ido hace ya un año, pero siempre tendremos su poesía y su voz, sus caricias a nuestras anónimas almas.

    8 Feb 2013 Reply
  • kidandres2

    un año invisible :(

    8 Feb 2013 Reply
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