Wednesday, February 26, 2014

RIP Paco de Lucia

Spanish flamenco composer and guitarist Paco de Lucia (Francisco Sánchez Gómez) died of an apparent heart attack in Cancun, Mexico. He was 66. Born Francisco Sánchez Gómez, he was the son of flamenco guitarist Antonio Sanchez [1908-1994], who was of Gypsy origin, took his stage name in honor of his mother, Lucia Gomes. He was the brother of guitarists Ramón de Algeciras [1928-2009], and musician singer Pepe de Lucia [1945-    ]. Paco formed the band ‘Paco de Lucía Sextet’ in 1981. He is credited with transforming the folk art of flamenco into a more vibrant modern sound. Paco had a cameo role as the guitarist seen on the veranda in “Hannie Caulder” (1971).
Paco's cameo in "Hannie Caulder" YouTube lnk: 

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