Armando Manzanero

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Birthday
7, 1935
Birthplace
Mexico
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
7, 1935 (age 82)
Birthplace
Mexico

About

Remembered for such hit songs as "Mi Primera Grabacion," "Nada Personal," and "Somos Novios," Manzanero rose to international fame as a songwriter and also had a career as a CBS International executive.

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. He released his debut album, the aptly titled Mi Primera Grabación (My First Record), in 1959.

Trivia

He served as President of the Mexican National Association of Authors and Composers.

Family Life

Born Armando Manzanero Canche, he grew up in Ticul, Yucatan, Mexico in a family of Mayan descent.

Associated With

"It's Impossible," the English version of his single "Somos Novios," was performed by Perry Como in the early 1970s and was nominated for a Grammy award.