This day (July 2, 1992), in Badalona, Spain, died José Monje Cruz a.k.a Camarón de la Isla, a flamenco cantor (singer).
Wikipedia : This day (July 2, 1992), in Badalona, Spain, died José Monje Cruz a.k.a Camarón de la Isla, a flamenco cantor (singer).
Camarón de la Isla : At the age of 23, Camarón married Dolores Montoya, a gypsy girl from La Linea de La Concepcion who he nicknamed La Chispa (The Spark). At the time La Chispa was only fourteen. Shortly afterwards the couple had two children, and were eventually to have a total of four.
@allmusic : His debut 1969 album, Con la Colaboracion Especial de Paco de Lucia, recorded with the accompaniment of virtuosic guitarist Paco de Lucia, remains one of flamenco’s classic recordings.
@last.fm : Two years later he won first prize in the Festival del Cante Jondo in Mairena de Alcor. Camarón then went to Madrid with Miguel De Los Reyes and in 1968 became a resident artist at the Torres Bermejas Tablao, where he remained for twelve years.
Video : Sevillanas Gitanas . w/ Tomatito Tangos – Malaga (1990) . Alegrías (1988) . w/ Paco de Lucia – Bulerias . La Venta de Vargas (1988) . Como El Agua (1987) . Seguiriyas (1986) . Volando voy .