1915, October 8 – BIRTH OF ALBERTO MANCIONE

Bandeonist, Leader, Composer (Libra) – a self-taught musician, by the age of 15 he was already making the rounds of the clubs looking for gigs to play…in the day time he was a butcher’s assistant proud of his ability to carry the heavy beef carcasses on his back…at the age of 19 he had his first professional offer when he was recruited into the Jose Figeroa Trio…radio appearances followed and with recognition came the invitations to play in important orchestras

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Greatly influenced by the legendary Troilo, in 1938 he organized his first orchestra, “Tipica Armenonville”, to fullfill a contract at the classy Palermo Palace…the name of another of his orchestras “Los Dados Blancos” (the white dice) came to him when a tailor inadvertently placed the symbol of a dice on custom-made shirts he had ordered…he missed one opportunity to go to Europe and for the rest of his career he maintained a busy schedule in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay……the tango “Ventarron” became associated with his orchestra

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