Armando Manzanero

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Birthday
7, 1935
Birthplace
Mexico
DEATH DATE
Dec 28, 2020 (85)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
7, 1935
Birthplace
Mexico
DEATH DATE
Dec 28, 2020 (85)

About

Prolific Mexican singer-songwriter and producer who composed over 400 songs, including more than 50 hits. His best known songs included "Somos Novios," "Esta Tarde Vi Llover," "Nada Personal" and "Contigo Aprendí."

Before Fame

He wrote his first song, "Nunca en el Mundo," when he was just fifteen years old. The composition was later recorded in over twenty languages. 

Trivia

In 2010, he became president of the Society of Authors and Composers of Mexico. He was the first Mexican artist to receive a Lifetime Achievement Grammy. 

Family Life

Born Armando Manzanero Canche, he grew up in Ticul, Yucatan, Mexico in a family of Mayan descent. He had seven children and he was married five times.  

Associated With

He co-produced Luis Miguel's iconic album Romance. Elvis Presley recorded an English version of "Somos Novios" titled "It's Impossible" in 1972.