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El Fary

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Through the 1980s El Fary was the top exponent of la copla, a light, romantic taste of flamenco first popularized over fifty percent a hundred years earlier. Blessed José Luis Cantero Rada in Madrid on August 20, 1937, he spent his adolescence being a delivery guy and gardener, understanding how to browse and write throughout a stint within the armed forces. On coming back from responsibility he drove a cab, around this period beginning his documenting career with some self-financed singles marketed via the Rastro, Madrid’s well-known Sunday flea marketplace. Dubbed “Un Fary” by close friends honoring his uncanny commonalities towards the high-pitched, quavering vocals of renowned coplista Rafael Farina, Cantero was one of the music’s few professionals by the middle-’70s when he was employed being a last-minute alternative to a gig within the Andalusian city of Pozoblanco. The residency brought him an abundance of brand-new admirers, and immediately after he backed flamenco icon Antonio Molina on the two-month tour, in 1975 issuing his debut LP, Ritmo Caló. Un Fary’s biggest break implemented in 1980, when he produced his tv debut on José María Íñigo’s showcase Fiesta. His blockbuster strike “Un Toro Guapo” vaulted the vocalist to national popularity, although he liked even greater achievement as an acting professional, starring within the sitcom Menudo Sera Mi Padre. Through the past due ’90s, he also made an appearance as himself in filmmaker Santiago Segura’s film series Torrente, un Brazo Tonto de la Ley, additionally composing its theme music, “Apatrullando la Ciudad.” Simple weeks after he was identified as having lung cancer, Un Fary passed away in Madrid on June 19, 2007.

Quick Facts


Full Name El Fary
Died June 19, 2007, Madrid, Spain
Profession Actor, Singer
Nationality Spanish
Spouse Concha Omedillo
Children Javi Cantero, Raul Cantero
Music Songs La mandanga, El torito guapo, Apatrullando la ciudad, El morito Juan, Paloma que pierde el vuelo, Carabirubí, Yo me estoy enamorando, El bichito del amor, Ritmo Calo, Hoy es día de visita, Amor secreto, Tumbalero, Mujer De Seda, A mi madre, Soy gitanito, Camino de la gloria, Verano, verano, Tanguillos, Sirena mora, Amante De La Noche, La foto de mama, El Cuponazo, Que perdonen al toro, Los limones, El amor es una droga, Tus ojos negros, Tu piel, Calle Calvario, Los tres maletillas, Sevillanas del rastro, ¡Ay, Consuelo!, Ojos sin luz
Albums Sin trampa ni cartón, Calle calvario, Canela y Limon, Camino de la gloria, Ese Fary!!, ¡Qué grande eres! - Lo mejor de el Fary, Casta y figura, Media verónica: Los grandes éxitos de El Fary, ¡Menudo es El Fary!, Four Hits: El Fary, A Vueltas Con El Fary, Lo Mejor De El Fary, La Mandanga (Dienc), El Fary, Singles Collection, Grandes Exitos : El Fary, Mano a Mano


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#Fact
1 Married partner Concha Olmedillo in 2002, when they had already their two children in common. They relationship began 23 years before.
2 Had four children: Luis and Adela with Pilar de Miguel and Javi and Raúl with Concha Olmedillo.
3 Father with Concha Olmedillo of singer Javi Cantero.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Torrente 3: El protector 2005 El Fary
Menudo es mi padre 1996-1998 TV Series Fary
Ojos sin luz 1988 Video Diego Hervás

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ochéntame... otra vez 2016 TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes
Tu cara me suena 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Memòries de la tele 2007-2011 TV Series performer - 4 episodes
Torrente 4 2011 performer: "Apatrullando la ciudad", "No seas mala" / writer: "No seas mala" - as José Luis Cantero
50 años de 2009-2010 TV Series performer - 4 episodes
Banda sonora 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
La tele de tu vida 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Torrente 2: Misión en Marbella 2001 performer: "Apatrullando la ciudad"
Nueces para el amor 2000 lyrics: "La Mandanga" - as José Luis Cantero / music: "La Mandanga" - as José Luis Cantero / performer: "La Mandanga" / writer: "La Mandanga" - as José Luis Cantero
Manolito Gafotas 1999 performer: "Calle Calvario"
Torrente, el brazo tonto de la ley 1998 performer: "Apatrullando la ciudad", "El torito guapo" / writer: "El torito guapo" - as José Luis Cantero
Anillos de oro 1983 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ojos sin luz 1988 Video

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Torrente 4 2011 dedicatee

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Luar 2006 TV Series Himself
O show dos Tonechos 2006 TV Series Himself
Murcia, ¡qué hermosa eres! 2006 TV Movie Himself
Buenafuente 2006 TV Series Himself
Caiga quien caiga 2005 TV Series Himself
El Magacine 2005 TV Series Himself
Gente de primera 2005 TV Series Himself
El verano de tu vida 2004-2005 TV Series Himself
La tierra de las 1000 músicas 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Cruz y raya.com 2004 TV Series Himself
Un domingo cualquiera 2003 TV Series Himself
El verano ya llegó 2003 TV Series Himself
Cine de barrio 2000-2002 TV Series Himself
La noche con Fuentes y Cía 2002 TV Series Himself
Gala FAO 2002 TV Movie Himself
A plena luz 2002 TV Series Himself
Verano noche 2002 TV Series Himself
Noche de fiesta 1999-2002 TV Series Himself
Tiempo al tiempo 2002 TV Series Himself
Un juguete, una ilusión 2001 TV Movie Himself
En familia 2001 TV Series Himself
El flotador 2001 TV Series Himself - Guest
Te vas a enamorar 2001 TV Movie Himself
Furor 2001 TV Series Himself
Amigos en la noche 2001 TV Series Himself
Noche y día 2001 TV Series Himself
Los más queridos 2001 TV Movie Himself
Todo en familia 2001 TV Series Himself
Murcia, ¡qué hermosa eres! 2000 TV Movie Himself
Gala FAO 1999 1999 TV Movie Himself
Verano, verano 1999 TV Series Himself
Risas y estrellas 1998-1999 TV Series Himself
Por un puñado de euros 1999 TV Series Himself - Guest
Especial Nochevieja 1996: Somos la primera 1997 TV Movie Himself - Performer
Locuras de verano 1997 TV Series Himself
Mira quien viene esta noche 1997 TV Series Himself
Gracias por todo 1997 TV Series Himself
Telemaratón 1996 1996 TV Movie Himself
La gala 96 1996 TV Movie Himself
Cita con la vida 1996 TV Series Himself
Al compás de la copla 1996 TV Series Himself
Gran homenaje a la canción española 1996 TV Movie Himself
Refrescante 95 1995 TV Series Himself
Lo mejor de lo nuestro 1995 TV Movie Himself - Host
Ceuta, un parque en el Mediterráneo 1995 TV Movie Himself - Performer
Esto es espectáculo 1995 TV Series Himself
Nadie es perfecto 1995 TV Series Himself
Por amor 1995 TV Movie Himself
Telemaratón 1994 TV Movie Himself
¡Ay, vida mía! 1994 TV Series Himself
Noches de gala 1994 TV Series Himself
Especial Nochevieja 1992 1993 TV Movie Himself - Performer
La noche de tu vida 1993 TV Movie Himself
Unidos contra la droga 1993 TV Movie Himself
Telemaratón 1993 TV Movie Himself
El gran juego de la oca 1993 TV Series Himself
Encantada de la vida 1993 TV Series Himself
¡Felicidades mamá! Gala del día de la madre 1993 TV Movie Himself - Performer
Querida Concha 1993 TV Series Himself
Ven al Paralelo 1992 TV Series Himself
VIP noche 1991 TV Series Himself
De tú a tú 1991 TV Series Himself
Tele 5 ¿dígame? 1990 TV Series Himself
Viva el espectáculo 1990 TV Series Himself
Pero ¿esto qué es? 1989 TV Series Himself
Waku waku 1989 TV Series Himself - Contestant
El edén 1987 TV Series Himself
Así fue, así lo cuentan 1987 TV Series Himself
Fin de siglo 1987 TV Series Himself
No passa res! 1987 TV Series Himself
Entre amigos 1985-1986 TV Series Himself
Momentos 1986 TV Series Himself
Tatuaje 1985 TV Series Himself - Guest
Especial Nochevieja 1984: Viva 85 1984 TV Movie Himself - Performer
La orquesta 1984 TV Series Himself
Autorretrato 1984 TV Series Himself
Superstar 1984 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Un, dos, tres... responda otra vez 1984 TV Series Himself - Contestant
Fantástico 1979 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ochéntame... otra vez 2015-2016 TV Series documentary Himself
Memòries de la tele 2007-2011 TV Series Himself
A polos 25 2010 TV Series Himself
50 años de 2009-2010 TV Series Himself
¡Feliz 2010! Cuéntame 2009 TV Movie Himself
Banda sonora 2008 TV Series Himself
El disco del año 07 2007 TV Movie Himself
La tele de tu vida 2007 TV Series Himself
50 y más 2005 TV Movie Himself

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