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Rocío Dúrcal

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Rocío Dúrcal (October 4, 1944 - March 25, 2006), María de los Ángeles de Las Heras Ortiz, was a Spanish singer and actress. Her birth and death both occurred in Madrid, Spain. She was affectionally known as “the most Mexican of Spaniards” by her adoring Mexican fans.

She was discovered in singing contests at the age of 15 and offered a role at 17 in Canción de Juventud. After acting in several films she married Filipino-Spanish singer Antonio Morales (a.k.a. Júnior), a member of the Pop group Los Brincos. In 1975, after having two of her three children, she retired from the film industry and in 1977 re-launched her singing career. She recorded the first of several albums of Mexican folk (ranchera) music produced by Juan Gabriel which sold millions of records not only in Mexico, but also Spain and the rest of Latin America. After temporary problems with Juan Gabriel she recorded a Mexican music album with Marco Antonio Solís and had similar success.

In 2001, Rocío Dúrcal was diagnosed with cancer of the uterus. In 2004 the doctors found spots in the lung for which she had to be submitted to chemotherapy. Later on, the cancer itself progressed up to her brain. After a lengthy battle with cancer, Rocío died in her home in Madrid on March 25, 2006.

Her star influenced many other female Mariachi singers from Mexico as well as the Hispanic community of the United States.

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  • nadialesa

    Costumbres ♥

    Yesterday 4:42am Reply
  • Dogasm

    I watched a Rocio Durcal movie from the early 60's last night. My God, she was so cute and beautiful it was hard to believe she was real. I hate that she's gone.

    4 Jun 2013 Reply
  • arzolad

    Mi mamá, en la sala, entre tangos y mariachi.

    11 Nov 2012 Reply
  • PakoForever

    Aqui algo que es muy lindo es un mantra muy antiguo pero muy eficiente y lo quise compartir con ustedes SA DA MAI COGA NOE SOKO RBANA QUASE GLABAMAS RIU MOSUNI KISO MOVOE , Y luego se dice quiero que estemos de nuevo juntos y para sienpre FJRA y MGH (se pone el nombre de los enamorados) y al final se dice DIOS No se como, no se cuando pero se que lo haras y nuestro amor sera inmune a todo mal, DIOS Lo siento, perdoname, te amo y gracias.

    9 Aug 2012 Reply
  • ritsuka1988

    Ay la AMOOOOOOOO!!! (btw gusto heredado por mi madre)

    22 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Honky-Tonkssiie

    My idol <3

    19 Sep 2011 Reply
  • anamariaencorra

    una mujer bella por dentro y por fuera

    16 Jul 2011 Reply
  • mr_tasty

    hermosa voz

    14 Feb 2011 Reply
  • SANLEGAS

    hermosa mujer, hemosa voz, apesar de ser española ella se sentia muy mexicana, la mexicana- española

    30 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Dogasm

    I wish she'd done more songs about dinosaurs.

    23 Jan 2011 Reply
  • TSupporter

    De Que Manera Te Olvido (feat. Thalía) <3

    8 Jan 2011 Reply
  • redfenix50

    Unica IDOLO.......

    19 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Gochir

    A quien le guste la música de los 80's en Español los invito a unirse al grupo Los 80's

    2 Sep 2010 Reply
  • AS1022

    <3

    26 Apr 2010 Reply
  • MACELOMO

    Hasta siempre ROCIO.

    12 Mar 2010 Reply
  • chuspyland

    hace un par de semanas estuve en el concierto que Raphael dio en Lima y un momento muy paja fue cuando cantó ¨Como han pasado los años¨ y en el ecran apareció Rocío haciéndole el dueto gracias a la tecnología. Espectacular.

    29 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Dtrip

    love this woman!

    30 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Gochir

    Mexicanisima!! Latinisima! Seguramente ahora canta junto a los angeles...

    21 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Mr-Usuario

    No mamen, que hermosa estaba esta mujer... me quedé de atres.

    14 Sep 2009 Reply
  • yorleidaanaya

    me encanta su musica es muy relajante y ademas nos hace recordar momentos muy lindos que siga dandonoa mas alegrias rocio

    2 Sep 2009 Reply
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