Paco de Lucia Dead at 66

2014-02-26 by Cabrero | 23 Comments
Paco de Lucia died last night whilst on holidays with his family in Mexico. He was 66.

Together with the great vocalist Camarón de la Isla, Paco is -was- considered to be the leading light of flamenco, and the reason it firmly took its place on the world stage
alongside Jazz or bossa nova.

Born in Algeciras (Cádiz) on the 21st of December 1947, Paco has won every major international music award going (even a Grammy!) for his soulful re-interpretation of the
gypsy songs of his youth.

He was known as de Lucia for his Portuguese mother. There are a lot of Pacos on the streets of Spain, and to stand out you need a twist.

He won his first competition at the age of 12, when he performed in Jerez with his brother Pepe, calling themselves Los Chiquitos de Algeciras and shortly afterwards recorded his
first LP. Months later, he was touring the USA with José Greco. Times were different back then.

The German managerial duo Horst Lippmann & Fritz Rau spotted him and snapped him up a few years later. He was on his way to becoming an international superstar. That’s when he
met Cameron, and the two returned to Madrid to firmly establish flamenco as the music it is today.

Read more http://www.davidjackson.info/2014/paco-de-lucia-greatest-flamenco-guitarist-of-our-times-dies.htm

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henryChinaski
February 26th 2014
3212 Comments


RIP

MO
February 26th 2014
19745 Comments


one of the hardest RIPs I've had to give out lately. sucks

RIP

manosg
Contributing Reviewer
February 26th 2014
8129 Comments


RIP

Jamming Siroco in his memory.

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Dr7
February 26th 2014
155 Comments


RIP. Legendary musician. Entre Dos Aguas. Time to listen to the album again.

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Dimor
February 26th 2014
1839 Comments


This is seriously sad news, he was still pretty young, i mean 66 is hardly an age for dying these days. R.I.P

MaskAtTheMasquerade
February 26th 2014
2888 Comments


what an amazing musician... RIP

zaruyache
February 26th 2014
9290 Comments


Another artist I should've been into. RIP.

chemicalmarriage
February 26th 2014
2126 Comments


One of the greatest.

RIP

dannyboy89
February 26th 2014
13169 Comments


RIP hard.

Easily one of the best guitarists of the last 50 years.

slimdaddy
February 26th 2014
449 Comments


RIP

MrSirLordGentleman
February 26th 2014
6145 Comments


I wasn't that much into his style of music, but he was an incredible musician, I'll jam Entre Dos Aguas to honor him

RIP

menawati
Contributing Reviewer
February 26th 2014
16389 Comments


RIP

TheNotrap
February 26th 2014
8307 Comments


RIP. Amazing guitarist.


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ASnideReturns
February 26th 2014
5992 Comments


RIP

Scoot
February 26th 2014
18223 Comments


absolute legend

rip

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Jethro42
February 26th 2014
13046 Comments


RIP

godhatesfigs
February 26th 2014
40 Comments


RIP, Friday Night in San Francisco was always a favorite record of mine.

godhatesfigs
February 26th 2014
40 Comments


Jamming Mediterranean Sundance

wacknizzle
February 26th 2014
13959 Comments


^

RIP

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sora236
February 26th 2014
156 Comments




Nikkolae
February 26th 2014
4947 Comments


remember my mother listening to his stuff when i was a kid, RIP my man.

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sonictheplumber
February 26th 2014
5551 Comments


rip

RadicalEd
February 27th 2014
4687 Comments


Dayum. To early.

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