Luis Alberto Spinetta

1950 - 2012

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Luis Alberto Spinetta (23 January 1950 – 8 February 2012), nicknamed "El Flaco" (Spanish for "skinny"), was an Argentine singer, guitarist, composer and poet. One of the most influential rock musicians of Argentina, he is regarded as one of the founders of Argentine rock, considered the first incarnation of Spanish-language rock. Born in Buenos Aires in the residential neighbourhood of Belgrano, he was the founder of iconic rock bands including Almendra, Pescado Rabioso, Invisible, Spinetta Jade, and Spinetta y Los Socios del Desierto. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Luis Alberto Spinetta has received more than 341,322 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Luis Alberto Spinetta is the 954th most popular singer (down from 904th in 2019), the 277th most popular biography from Argentina (up from 295th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Singer.

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Among singers, Luis Alberto Spinetta ranks 954 out of 3,528Before him are Phil Anselmo, Donny Hathaway, Rita Coolidge, Viktor Lazlo, Paul Weller, and Elly Ameling. After him are Paul Potts, Ice MC, Tammy Wynette, Ted Neeley, Juan Pons, and Francesco Tamagno.

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Among people born in 1950, Luis Alberto Spinetta ranks 254Before him are James Redfield, Rajinikanth, Momčilo Vukotić, Dann Florek, Terry Bozzio, and Ron Woodroof. After him are Mikhail Myasnikovich, Dino Meneghin, Vladimir Megre, Harriet Walter, Keizo Imai, and Volkan Bozkır. Among people deceased in 2012, Luis Alberto Spinetta ranks 209Before him are John Keegan, Simin Daneshvar, Ervin Zádor, Włodzimierz Smolarek, Ignatius IV of Antioch, and Mahmoud El-Gohary. After him are Mike Wallace, Gerry Anderson, Xenia Stad-de Jong, Rashidi Yekini, Davy Jones, and Shukri Ghanem.

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In Argentina

Among people born in Argentina, Luis Alberto Spinetta ranks 277 out of 1,019Before him are Enrique Santos Discépolo (1901), Gustavo Cerati (1959), Antonio Roma (1932), Martín Palermo (1973), Rinaldo Martino (1921), and Ricardo La Volpe (1952). After him are Alberto Chividini (1907), Mariano Moreno (1778), Omar Larrosa (1947), Horacio Elizondo (1963), Bérénice Bejo (1976), and Luis Galván (1948).

Among SINGERS In Argentina

Among singers born in Argentina, Luis Alberto Spinetta ranks 5Before him are Mercedes Sosa (1935), Atahualpa Yupanqui (1908), Facundo Cabral (1937), and Sandro de América (1945). After him are Ricardo Montaner (1957), Roberto Goyeneche (1926), Gilda (1961), León Gieco (1951), Andrés Calamaro (1961), Marcelo Álvarez (1962), and Diego Torres (1971).