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 305,495 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Luis Alberto Spinetta is the 907th most popular singer (up from 1,034th in 2019), the 295th most popular biography from Argentina (up from 316th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Argentinean Singer.

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Among singers, Luis Alberto Spinetta ranks 907 out of 3,541Before him are Milka Ternina, Aaron Kwok, Shane MacGowan, Julia Volkova, Basia, and Miyuki Nakajima. After him are Harry Styles, Alessandro Safina, Miliza Korjus, Tony Martin, Serge Lama, and Anita Traversi.

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Among people born in 1950, Luis Alberto Spinetta ranks 253Before him are John Diehl, Jurica Jerković, Arthur D. Levinson, Ángel María Villar, Ann Wilson, and Dino Meneghin. After him are Bob Kulick, Julie Kavner, Linda Thompson, Andrzej Bartkowiak, Debbie Allen, and Lenny Kuhr. Among people deceased in 2012, Luis Alberto Spinetta ranks 225Before him are Włodzimierz Smolarek, John Atta Mills, André Simon, Mike Wallace, Gerry Anderson, and Xenia Stad-de Jong. After him are Sherman Hemsley, Florence Green, John Keegan, Andy Griffith, Ian Abercrombie, and Jack Taylor.

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In Argentina

Among people born in Argentina, Luis Alberto Spinetta ranks 295 out of 900Before him are Héctor Alterio (1929), Ricardo La Volpe (1952), Edmundo Piaggio (1905), Maxi López (1984), Arturo Rawson (1885), and Alfredo Astiz (1951). After him are Alberto Chividini (1907), Estela de Carlotto (1930), Martín Demichelis (1980), Christian Bach (1959), Antonio Roma (1932), and Eduardo Camaño (1946).

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).