Fito Páez celebrates his 59th birthday


The Argentine Fito Páez, in addition to his career as a musician, has ventured as a filmmaker, screenwriter and novelist.

The Argentine Fito Páez, in addition to his career as a musician, has ventured as a filmmaker, screenwriter and novelist.

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With affection from a young age they called him “Rodolfito” to distinguish him from his father Rodolfo; Rodolfo Paez Avalos He formed his first band called “Staff” at the age of 13.

A year later Páez played with Rubén Goldín and Jorge Llonch in the group “El Banquete”, shortly after che started playing solo in local clubs and bars. Upon graduating from high school, Páez spent a brief time touring with bands, before releasing his debut studio album “Del ’63′” in 1984.

Initially only a local success, the album soon reached the city of Buenos Aires, has contributions from artists such as Daniel Wirtz, Tweety González and Fabián Gallardothe album was supported by an extensive South American tour.

The singer-songwriter began the 1990s with a series of well-received albums beginning with “Third World” from 1990 and “The love after Love” 1992, the latter sold more than 750,000 copies, in addition to performing sold-out shows across the continent.

‘The troubadour of Argentine rock’ released the album live “Euphoria” in 1996, followed by the iconic song “Intimate Enemies” with singer Joaquín Sabina in 1998, and the cohesive studio album “Opens” in 1999.

A year later, the singer won two awards at the first Latin Grammy Awards in 2000; however, Páez was not satisfied and increased his musical production.

a couple of albums “Sun King” and “Blood Nature” were released early in the new decade, followed by a couple of live albums titled “My life with her I” and “My life with her II”. The disc “The world fits in a song earned Páez his third Grammy in 2007 for Best Rock Solo Vocal Album, after which he released his 2007 self-titled album and 2010 album “Trust.”

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