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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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  • howtodisappearr

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

    19 Sep 11:41am Reply
  • yara121

    solo prueba a reunir...el mundo disperso

    15 Aug 9:50am 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 3:38am Reply
  • mnicacio

    2 años sin el flaco... rip!

    8 Feb 10:26pm Reply
  • GastonInvisible

    <3

    17 Jan 4:41pm Reply
  • pitrafilla

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

    10 Jan 1:18pm 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
  • bonchorz

    feliz cumple flaquito! ♥♥♥

    23 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Starless_313

    Fuiste demasiado grande flaco

    19 Jan 2013 Reply
  • liano1

    12 Jan 2013 Reply
  • pemaillard

    Escucho Artaud correctamente taggeado (?) como Pescado Rabioso, pero Last.fm le asigna todas las canciones a Spinetta, y Pescado no aparece en el perfil.

    24 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Angelight2012

    Somos un monton de seres dolidos

    21 Dec 2012 Reply
  • KariStar

    Que linda su musica, que bueno conocerla ahora...aunque un poco tarde.

    23 Oct 2012 Reply
  • donkukis

    en el mundo diría yo maestro, gracias flaquito por tanta luz.

    6 Oct 2012 Reply
  • ShuyinArg

    Como se siente la ausencia de este grande en nuestro pais..

    2 Oct 2012 Reply
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