1996, November 19 – JULIO RELEASES “TANGO”

“Tango” became Julio Iglesias’ number one set album on Billboard Top Latin Albums and that same year won  the World Musica Award…in 1998 it was awarded a nomination for a Grammy Best Latin Pop Album; his competition included his own son Enrique for his album “Vivir”…it is comprised of 12 of tango history’s top classics including “La Cumparsita”, “A Media Luz” and  “El Choclo”…one critic said of the album “Iglesias’ emotional commitment to these 12 songs is palpable, he involves himself so completely in every song that one is almost surprised he can walk away from one song to begin the next”…Julio has sold over 260 million records worldwide in 14 languages and released 77 albums; he is one of the top 10 best-selling music artists in history.


Julio (born September 23, 1943, Virgo), is the son of a Galician physician who had fought for General Franco during the Spanish Civil War and a jewish mother…Julio was a professional soccer player when a truck ran him off the road and his car flipped… after 14 hours of surgery he awoke completely paralyzed from the waist down…with iron will determination and the devotion of his father, Julio pursued rehabilitation and was eventually able to move again…to pass the time he would play guitar and thus, relatively late in life, discovered his love of singing…his career was launched in 1968 when he won the Benidorn International Song Festival with “La Vida Sigue Igual” …meanwhile his father, at the age of 86, married 37-year-old african american Ronna Keitt and the couple had two children; he passed away 8 days after the birth of his second child at the age of 90…Julio says of his singing, “My goal is to make people dream…I seduce them but I must seduce myself first.”


    • tangobob
    • November 19th, 2010

    I bought this album when it first came out, while we were in Benidorm. They love him there and have a prak dedicated to him, where the river used to flow to the sea.
    We were more into ballroom then and our teacher thought it was un-dancable, but we loved it and enjoyed dancing to those words we could not understand.
    Now we dance Argentine Tango, it still does not tick the right boxes for dancing,but it is still one of my favourites.

  1. I love the album Bob and the music and his delivery…and I like the person that he is…I saw him sing in San Antonio, Texas many years ago and was quite impressed with his class..I certainly think that the music is very dancebale….thanks for commenting…have a nice day

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