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La Mona Jimenez


Juan Carlos Jimenez Rufino , known as La Mona Jimenez) is arguably the most popular cuarteto singer that has ever lived. He was born in Cordoba, Argentina.

When he was a child, Jimenez used to play Tarzan with other kids. His parents often told him he resembled Tarzan's chimpanzee companion Cheeta. This is allegedly how he got the nickname La Mona ("the monkey").

His first hit was La flaca Marta ("Skinny Marta") from the album Para toda America ("For All America"), released in 1984. His success allowed him to buy three brand-new cars and a house in the barrio of Cerro de Las Rosas, and to pay off a mortgage.

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