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Joaquín Sabina

  • Joaquín Sabina © Ángel Casaña / EL MUNDO

    Joaquín Sabina © Ángel Casaña / EL MUNDO

  

Speciality

Music

 

 

Date of birth

Feb 12, 1949
  


"He is one of the most important singer-songwriters in the history of Spanish pop. With his urban poet style, many of his songs are part of the collective Spanish memory."

Joaquín Ramón Martínez Sabina was born in Ubeda (Jaén) in 1949 and wrote his first lyrics at 14 years of age. In 1970 he was exiled to London for political reasons and he remained there for 7 years. That stay was fundamental for his future path as a singer-songwriter. When he returned to Spain, he recorded his first record, “Inventario” (Inventory) (1978) and began a long and successful career with at least twenty records, which sold millions of copies. He published several books of poems, of which “Ciento volando de catorce” stands out, selling 150,000 copies. After 4 years of not recording, he released “Vinagre y Rosas” (Vinegar and Roses) in November 2009, which got three platinum records.

Awards

Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts (2006)
Madrid Region Culture Award (2009)
 

Highlighted works

  • Calle Melancolía (Melancholy Street)
  • Princesa (Princess)
  • Y sin embargo (And However)
  • Esta boca sigue siendo mía (This Mouth is Still Mine)
  • Carretera y top manta (Roadway and Comforter)
  • ...Entre todas las mujeres (Among all the Women)
  • Dos pájaros de un tiro (Two Birds with one Stone)

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