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Juanito Valderrama

spanish musician

Died when: 87 years 324 days (1054 months)
Star Sign: Gemini

 

Juanito Valderrama

Juan Valderrama Blanca (24 May 1916 – 12 April 2004), better known as Juanito Valderrama, was a Spanish flamenco and folk singer.Although he was known for singing copla, he always claimed to be a flamenco singer.

Born in Torredelcampo, Juanito's recording career began in 1935 and lasted more than 60 years.Among his most famous songs is "El emigrante", written in 1949, a ballad for the millions of displaced Spaniards who fled the country in the years after the Spanish Civil War.

In 1960 he appeared in the film of the same name.He was romantically and professionally partnered with singer and actress Dolores Abril from 1954 until his death in 2004.

The couple had two children, and Juana Dolores Valderrama, who both became singers.


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