Singer and songwriter who has been referred to by names such as The King of Tango and El Mago for his huge influence on tango style of music.
He first gained recognition by singing at bars and private parties.
He once sold 70,000 records in three months after a visit to Paris in 1928, a huge feat at the time.
He was in a long-term relationship with Isabel del Valle until his death.
He and Adrian Iaies were both prominent faces in tango.