Chilean bolero singer, Lucho Gatica, Died at 90


Luis Enrique Gatica Silva, better known as Lucho Gatica was born on August 11, 1928, in Rancagua and died on November 13, 2018.

He was a Chilean bolero singer, film actor, and television host.

It is said that he released more than 90 recordings.

Lucho Gatica has toured a vast portion of the world, having performed in concerts in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

Gatica is the uncle of the record producer Humberto Gatica.

His first record, 1951’s Me Importas Tú (You Matter to Me) turned into a uber hit crosswise over Latin America, opening numerous entryways for Gatica.

Gatica pursued that with 1952’s Contigo en la Distancia (With You out yonder).

He recorded his rendition of Consuelo Velázquez’s Bésame Mucho (Kiss Me a Lot) in 1953, a year in which he delivered two more collections, Las Muchachas de la Plaza España (The Girls from Spain Square) and Sinceridad (Sincerity).

During the next year, his hit “Sinceridad” was released.

By 1957, he relocated to Mexico, a nation that would be of incredible significance in his life.

While he lived in Mexico, he discharged No Me Platiques Más (Don’t Talk to me Anymore), Tú me Acostumbraste (You Accustomed Me) and Voy an Apagar la Luz (I’m Turning the Lights Off), which was discharged in 1959.

During 1956, Gatica’s melodies were recorded in North America on LP collections out of the blue by Capitol Records (‘Capitol of the World’ arrangement).

Luckily for him, three collections were discharged inside 14 months by Capitol.

However, the third one in that gather with Capitol was “El Gran Gatica”, which included such melodies as “Somos”, “Sabrá Dios”, and “Si Me Comprendieras”.

Out of the three Lucho Gatica collections discharged in 1958, the biggest hits gathering; the third was named Envenenados (Poisoned).

Gatica likewise recorded a melody entitled “Encadenados” (“Chained (we are)”).

He had vital changes in his own life in the wake of touching base in Mexico out of the blue.

Gatica chose to wind up a lasting occupant of that North American nation and wedded Puerto Rican performing artist Mapita Cortés, who had been a big name in Mexico (and Puerto Rico) for a few years, and who likewise dwelled in Mexico.

The couple had two children named Luis and Alfredo.

Luis proceeded to wind up a telenovela and demigod amid the 1980s and Alfredo (Alfie) turned into a music business person.

He remarried an American lady and had one girl named Lily, also. One of Gatica’s last realized discharges was 1963’s Recuerdos de Amor (Memories of Love).

He had 7 children.

Gatica likewise got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording.

Gatica passed away at 90 years old in Mexico on November 13, 2018.


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