Juan Carlos Baglietto
Juan Carlos Baglietto is an Argentine musician and composer.
He was a member of various small bands until "Irreal" was formed, in 1980, comprising himself, Juan Chianelli (keyboards), Jorge Llonch (bass), "Pirana" Fegundez (flute), Alberto Corradini (guitar) and Daniel Wirtz (drums). They attracted a big audience to their concerts, but were always pursued by the censors of the Proceso.
Halfway through 1981 Baglietto launched himself as a solo musician. He made his debut in Buenos Aires, but he didn't achieve a breakthrough until he became the surprise hit of the "Festival de La Falda" in 1982. By this time, he had armed himself with a supporting group consisting of Silvina Garre as a backing singer, Fito Paez as keyboardist, Ruben Goldin on guitar, Sergio Sainz on bass and Jose "Zappo" Aguilera on drums. With this band, he recorded Tiempos dificiles, the first Argentine rock album to achieve a gold disc. Many of its tracks, like Mirta, de regreso or Era en abril, were widely played on the radio stations of the capital and this fuelled the success of his concert in Obras, right in the middle of the Falklands War. This success affected a little the sales of Actuar para vivir, the following album.
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