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Agustín Lara

Singer and actor

Died when: 70 years 7 days (840 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio


Agustín Lara

Ángel Agustín María Carlos Fausto Mariano Alfonso del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús Lara y Aguirre del Pino (Spanish pronunciation: [aɣusˈtin ˈlaɾa];

October 30, 1897 – November 6, 1970), known as Agustín Lara, was a Mexican composer and interpreter of songs and boleros.He is recognized as one of the most popular songwriters of his era.

His work was widely appreciated not only in Mexico but also in Central and South America, the Caribbean and Spain.

After his death, he has also been recognized in the United States, Italy and Japan.Notable performers of his work include Pedro Vargas who was a friend, Juan Arvizu, Nestor Mesta Chayres, Pedro Infante, Javier Solis, Julio Iglesias, Manuel Mijares, Vicente Fernandez, Luis Miguel, Perez Prado, Chavela Vargas and Natalia Lafourcade among others.

Outside the Spanish speaking world, his most famous songs are Granada, Solamente Una Vez (You Belong to My Heart) and Piensa en mí, which have both been recorded by numerous international singers, including Enrico Caruso, Mario Lanza and José Carreras.

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