Jalisco, Mexico (1924 – 2005)
Consuelo Velázquez (1916?–January 22, 2005), was a Mexican songwriter. According to her obituary she was 88 years old. Most music resources, however, list her birth date as August 29, 1924 in Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco State, Mexico.
Velázquez was the songwriter and lyricist of many Latin standard songs, such as Amar y vivir, Verdad amarga, Franqueza, Que seas feliz, Cachito, Enamorada and, most notably, of the enduring 1940s-era hit Bésame mucho.
Velázquez, who is said to have begun playing the… read more
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