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Antonio Aguilar

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Antonio Aguilar

Source: elmariachi.com

Antonio Aguilar was a Mexican singer, actor, producer, and writer. During his career, he made over 150 albums, 167 movies, and was the first Mexican performer to mix rodeos and concerts while touring his show in Latin America and the United States.

Aguilar began his acting career in 1952 during the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. Amongst his best movies are Caballo Prieto Azabache and Bala Perdida. Aguilar appeared in American western films like 1969's The Undefeated starring John Wayne.

In addition to his acting career, Antonio Aguilar began his recording career in 1950, eventually making over 150 albums and selling more than 25 million records. His best known songs include "Gabino Barrera", "Caballo Prieto Azabache", "Albur de Amor", and "Un Puño De Tierra". Antonio was also largely responsible for the renewed popularity of the tambora music in the mid 1980s, when he single-handedly resuscitated the genre with the hit "Triste Recuerdo". To this day he has been the only Hispanic artist to sell out the Madison Square Garden of New York City for six consecutive nights.

Fact file

  • Born: Pascual Antonio Aguliar Barraza May 17, 1919 Villanueva, Zacatecas, Mexico
  • Died: June 19, 2007 (aged 88) Mexico City, Mexico
  • Occupation(s): Singer, Actor, Producer, Writer

Read more about Antonio Aguilar at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Pepe Aguilar Signs with WME
Variety, 2013-07-30 17:45:45
Mexican singer-producer Pepe Aguilar has inked with WME. The four-time Grammy winner has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide and has also founded several music labels dedicated to traditional Mexican music and Spanish-language rock. Aguilar is the son of Mexican film and music icons Antonio Aguilar and Flor Silvestre. ...

What It's Like To Be A Mariachi Performer On Cinco De Mayo
LAist - News from LA, 2013-05-06 00:00:00
This weekend will be the only time of year mainstream U.S. will want to be Mexican, putting on fake bushy mustaches, wearing sombreros and listening to Antonio Aguilar lament about being away from his homeland. [ more › ]

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