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Pacho Alonso


b. Pascasio Alonso, 22 August 1928, Santiago, Cuba, d. 27 August 1982, Havana, Cuba. Given birth to into a huge and poor family members, Alonso had taken to music from an extremely early age group and quickly became observed for his performing. His dad was a professional photographer and his mom performed piano. From 1945, although learning to be always a instructor, he was heard on radio, chiefly on Santiago’s CMKW but additionally briefly from Havana, performing with bands such as for example Pancho Portuondo and Chepín-Chovén. In the beginning of the 50s, Alonso sang with Mariano Mercerón’s orchestra, as do Fernando Alvarez and Beny Moré. Shortly, Alonso produced his own music group, in Havana, and he rapidly became among the city’s most widely used musicians. He started recording within the middle-50s and in being successful many years of the 10 years appeared on tv. By the beginning of the 60s, Alonso was a greatly popular recording superstar. He continuing to business lead his band with the 60s, playing night clubs, concerts and celebrations throughout Cuba. In these years, a lot of Alonso’s music were constructed by Enrique Bonne. Within the 70s, Alonso’s popularity pass on internationally owing not merely to his information but additionally through travels he designed to many countries in SOUTH USA and to European countries. In the first 70s, his kid Pachito Alonso (b. Longino Rey Alonso Castillo, 1952), became a member of the music group. Among music artists with whom Alonso proved helpful and sometimes documented are Faustino Oramas, Ibrahim Ferrer and Carlos Querol. In the past due 70s, Pachito Alonso became the music group’s musical movie director and on the loss of life of his dad took over command. Renamed Pachito Alonso Y Sus Kini Kini, the music group stayed successful through in to the early 00s. Alonso’s grandsons, Christian and Rey, are both associates of this music group.

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Full Name Pacho Alonso
Died August 27, 1982, Havana, Cuba
Music Songs Ritmo Pilón, Que Me Digan Feo, Niebla Del Riachuelo, Dame Un Chance, Como Pienso en Ti, Me Faltabas Tú, Soy Tu Ley, Baila José Ramón, A Cualquiera Se Le Muere un Tio, Sorpresa de Harina Con Boniato, Vuela La Paloma, Tu Has Vuelto, Mi Manera de Ser, Yo No Quiero Piedras En Mi Camino, Llorar Es De Hombre, Lástima de Ti, Conocí a Pedro el Cojo, Don Resolvio y Cualquiera Es, Un Caramelo para Margot, Quítala no te detengas, Este Sentimiento Que Se Llama Amor, Tu No Sospechas, Enferma Del Alma, El Que Haya Pecado Que Tenga Cuidado, Ay! Que Pena Mariana, Hasta las Tres, Tú No Sabes de Amor, Imagenes, La Palabra Adios, Son Cosas Que Pasan, Perdone Usted, Mi Parranda
Albums Pacho Alonso y sus Pachucos de Cuba, Una Noche En El Scheherazada, Niebla de riachuelo (Remastered), Que Me Digan Feo, Pacho Alonso (Remasterizado), A Bailar Con Pacho Alonso, En Tiempo de Bolero, Pacho Alonso y Beny Moré en Tiempo de Bolero, Las Voces del Siglo: Pacho Alonso

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1 Notably sang for over two decades with bandleader Pacho Alonso's group.
2 Suffered from emphysema in the last stages of his life.
3 Cuban singer and popular teen performer in the 1940s who performed with the Buena Vista Social Club.



Covert Affairs TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012

Music Department

Music Department

Buena Vista Social Club 1999 Documentary musician



Bananaz 2008 Documentary Himself
American Masters 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Cuba le canta a Serrat 2005 TV Movie documentary
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2003 TV Series Himself
Austin City Limits 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Later... With Jools Holland 2001 TV Series Himself
Buena Vista Social Club 1999 Documentary Himself
Lola da musica 1997-1998 TV Series Himself
Afro-Cuban All-Stars at the Salon of Dreams 1998 Video documentary Himself

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Gorillaz: Live in Manchester 2006 TV Special Himself - Guitar / Vocals

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