In the 1960s, the very popular singer Artur García died on Wednesday to celebrate his 84th birthday at the Altia de Jujo in Cascas.
Contemporary and competitive Antonio Calvario – Or at least suggested by how timely magazines Flame Or when Publicity He composed some hit songs for Portuguese pastime music from the 1960s and 1970s, such as Secret doorWho led the RTP da Canção Festival in 1967, LoveAnd this Sad girlAnd this Blue and gold jacketAnd this For a long timeAnd this Velvet eyes or leader.
He was born in Lisbon on April 14, 1937 and started singing at an early age. When he was inspired by colleagues, working in a clothes shop in Armacius Grandela, he was testing Amisora National, where he entered at the age of 18 in 1955 to attend the Artist Preparation Center. . In 1960 he moved to Amisora National and recorded many of his first albums in the same year.
In 1964 he participated in the first RTP da Canção Festival, called Grand Primio TV da Canção, and won eighth place with it Finally. Earlier it was like this PrayerLyrics consecrated by Antonio Calvario.
Unlike Calvario, but two singers of the time – Madlena Iglesias and Simone de Oliveira – Artur Garcia never won a song festival. His most famous performance in the competition in 1967 was Secret doorWhich peaked at number five and is probably still his most famous song to date.
The late 1960s marked the height of its popularity. In 1967, he won the Portuguese-Spanish festival Aranda de Duero Dance the world, Next year He won the Figueira da Fos Festival Velvet eyes An achievement that was repeated with him leader – Between 1967 and 1969 he was successively elected by referendum “Ri da Rodeo”, which led to the ouster of Antonio Calvario.
Success in spain
He worked in many countries and was particularly successful in Spain, where he became very popular. Many of his records appeared in Marfer’s Spanish Seal. Distance 25. April His career slowed down, but he continued to play and record and tour in 1977 Amalia Rodrigues From the United States and Canada.
As the son of an amateur actor, he was also enthusiastic about magazine theater. Debut in Teatro Maria Victoria with all at the same time, In 1965, and participated in many other shows such as seven Hills or Chicken on the grill.
In 2005 he celebrated 50 years of his career with a performance in Lisbon, and in 2007 the city in which he was born was honored as part of the International Theater Festival in the City of Marit. According to a communication from the Lisbon Chamber, Artur Garcia has recorded around 250 albums.