Label: Azteca Music - 2 1771 • Format: CD Album • Country: Mexico • Genre: Rock, Latin • Style: Rock & Roll
He is one of the pioneers of rock and roll in Spain. The youngest of seven children, he went to work in a local bar at the age of fifteen after little formal education. His interest in rock and roll led him to participate in a song contest at Cenicienta 60 radio stationin which he and his friends won a prize for singing the Paul Anka song "You East Virginia Blues - Jack Elliott* - Ramblin Jack My Destiny".
With his mother's permission his father had died a few months earlierDirecto Al Corazón - Miguel Ríos - Big Band Rios moved to Madrid in at the age of sixteen, where he recorded his first four songs. He made his first incursion into cinema with a movie titled Dos chicas locas, locas Two Crazy Girls. An introspective search for his true identity resulted in some rocky times. It was in that he came to be known as a superstar in Spain.
It was awarded a gold record by the Recording Industry Association of America. He sold three million copies worldwide and was number one on some foreign music charts. It reached Number 14 on the Billboard Hot chart in The artistic career of Rios came to a sudden stop when he was arrested and jailed for possession of hashish shortly after his Rock y Amor Rock and Love concert. In the mid seventies he recorded three progressive rock albums, but they were not commercially successful.
This album is considered by many music critics and fans as one of the most important works of Directo Al Corazón - Miguel Ríos - Big Band Rios Spanish Iberian rock and a turning point for the music industry in Spain. Rios sold overcopies in less than one year, a feat he never again came close to surpassing.
Ironically this concert was a celebration of his 20 years in the music business, yet most of the audience members had not even been born when he began his career. One of the unique aspects of this album was its release. While Když Prší - Ready Kirken - Zejtra Mám live albums Bitty Mclean - Made In Jamaica the time were released after a tour was over, Rios released his at the same time as he started his tour.
The success of both made him one of the wealthiest entertainers of the era. Rock and Rios is also considered a cultural marker for the transformation of Spanish society as it slowly begun to enjoy the freedoms of a democracy born only six years earlier. Much Directo Al Corazón - Miguel Ríos - Big Band Rios the content of this article comes from the equivalent Spanish-language Wikipedia articleaccessed September 5, From Wikipedia, Foster Frees - Skylark - Skylark 2 free encyclopedia.
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