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Sandro de America

Roberto Sanchez , better known by his artist names Sandro/Sandro de America ("Sandro of America" in Spanish), Gitano (gypsy), and the Argentine Elvis, was an Argentine singer and actor.

He was the first Latino singer to sell out Madison Square Garden five times during the 1970s. Sandro was also the first singer to perform a television concert via satellite in the World's History. The concert was broadcast live from Madison Square Garden on April 1970, and marked the debut of a Latin american artist for a world audience. He also appeared a couple of times at The Ed Sullivan Show, as well as with Domenico Modugno, The Doors and many others.

In the 1990s Argentine and other Latin American artists released an album called Padre del rock en castellano ("Father of Spanish Rock") in his honor. Sandro continued releasing studio albums in the beggining of the 1990s and reappeared on stage in 1993 with a new show, that was presented at Teatro Gran Rex, the most prestigious venue of Buenos Aires, performing 18 attendance-recordbreaking consecutive concerts. The news that he suffered from emphysema were made public in 1998, causing a great generalized concern among his followers from all over the world. Sandro had been a self declared longtime cigarette smoking addict. Clarin (12/19/2002) , which undoubtedly was the main cause of the disease.

Related websites

Interview with Amparo Lavin A.

El Diario de Carol online. Diario de mujer: La ultima bocanada de Sandro

Sandro de America, una estrella que rehusa extinguirse Revista Gente Sur

Cine Nacional: Sandro

Infobae: Sandro, el idolo que pudo ser Susana Gimenez

Clarin (12/19/2002)


International Jose Guillermo Carrillo Foundation

Site dedicated to Sandro

News, discography, letters, photos

News, Sandro de America en Franca Recuperacion

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